HR Management & Compliance

Paid Sick Leave Measure Introduced in Congress

U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) have introduced the Healthy Families Act, legislation that, if passed, would guarantee seven paid sick days per year to employees working at least 30 hours a week at companies with 15 or more workers. The sick days could be used for the employee’s own medical condition and medical appointments, as well as to care for an ill family member. Prorated paid sick leave benefits would be available to part-time employees.

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