At this time of year, we see a lot of articles admonishing workers for not staying home when they're sick. What's less talked about is the fact that only 62 percent of private sector employees have any paid sick time to use.
In December of 2014, a task force in Philadelphia that was formed to study the issue of the benefits and pitfalls of paid sick leave came to its conclusion: Paid sick leave is necessary. Now, two Pennsylvania state senators are announcing their intent to propose legislation to preemptively prohibit mandatory paid sick leave for employees. Two steps forward, three steps back.
On September 1, 2012, the city of Seattle's Paid Sick Leave Ordinance went into effect. Over a year later, business is booming in Seattle.