Thursday, February 7, 2008

DC Council Votes for Paid Sick Leave Provision

Sick_child__1149164714_std Employment Law360 is reporting:

The Washington, D.C., City Council voted 11-2 on [this past] Tuesday to approve the initial version of a bill that would require all city businesses to provide their workers with paid sick leave.

The bill, known as the “Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act,” would make D.C. only the second city in the U.S., after San Francisco, to have such a measure in place.

Last month, the Washington Post provided some information on the bill:

Under the proposed Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act, District employers would be required to provide paid leave to all workers to care for themselves or family members. Employees could take paid days off because of health reasons, domestic violence or sexual abuse. The number of days, which an employee could earn, would depend on the size of the employer.

More info here.

Not surprisingly, not all in DC are happy with this development, but some clearly are.


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