Millions of employees would be eligible for seven days of paid sick leave annually if the recently introduced Healthy Families Act becomes law.
Sponsored by Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), the legislation would allow employees to accrue an hour of paid sick time off for every 30 hours worked, up to seven days off per year for a full-time employee. The leave mandate would apply to organizations with 15 or more employees.
A coalition of HR and business groups vowed to fight the bill, saying it would “force companies to increase layoffs, reduce wages and cut important .”
The act, numbered S. 1152 in the Senate, and H.R. 2460 in the House, is working its way through various congressional committees this summer.
The District of Columbia and the city of San Francisco already mandate paid sick leave, and several states are debating similar legislation.
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