Policy Link: The Benefits of Paid Sick Days, 07/29/2014

July 29, 2014

The Benefits of Paid Sick Days

In 2011, Connecticut became the first state to require workers to be able to earn paid sick leave. For many part-time workers, especially in industries like retail and hospitality, it was their first opportunity ever to earn paid sick leave. Many businesses and employers expressed that paid sick days would negatively impact business in the state, but an evaluation found the opposite to be true. Not only was the impact on business minimal, employment actually rose in several sectors, including …

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