Democrats Pushing for Mandatory Paid Sick Leave

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Posted: Apr 29, 2010 6:24 PM

WASHINGTON — Fresh off passage of a sweeping health care overhaul, the Obama administration is supporting legislation to provide mandatory paid sick leave for more than 30 million additional workers who are some of nation's lowest-paid employees. 

I'm sure this new government regulation/cost burden is EXACTLY what employers who are struggling NOT to lay off more workers want...

The Healthy Families Act, sponsored by Sen. Christopher Dodd, and Rep. Rosa DeLauro, both Democrats from Connecticut, would require companies that have 15 or more employees to provide one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked or up to seven sick days a year for a full-time worker. ...

Top Obama administration officials voiced their support for the federal proposal this week in separate appearances with women's and family rights advocates who've gathered in Washington to lobby for the bills.

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