Sunday, February 8, 2009

Why are Paid Sick Days an Important Policy Issue?

Sloan Work Family Research Network's Policy Mini-Brief Series-- Work-Family Information On: Paid Sick Days provides an excellent quote from Senator Mary Ann Handley (CT) on the importance of paid sick days.

"In terms of public health policy, paid sick days are a proactive deterrent to the unnecessary spread of germs, virus, and resulting illness, so in my view should be made available to employees wherever possible. From an economic standpoint, it seems an employer would willingly invest in paid leave for an employee who is ill rather than risk widespread infection throughout the workplace.”

To read more, click here.

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