NH lawmakers consider paid sick leave for workers

AP News
Posted: Nov 24, 2009 10:10 AM

A New Hampshire legislative committee is voting on whether to mandate paid sick days for some workers.

The House Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Committee votes Tuesday afternoon for the second time on whether to recommend passing the bill. The first vote earlier this month ended in a tie and another close vote is expected this time.

The bill would require employers with 15 or more workers to provide three paid sick days for workers with the company at least six months. The time would accrue at one hour per 30 hours worked.

Should the committee recommend passing it, the bill still must win approval from the House, Senate and governor. Gov. John Lynch is lukewarm about the idea.