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March 28, 2015

If You’re Poor, Don’t Call In Sick

The Atlantic highlights a new Institute for Women’s Policy Research report that found “in 2012 it was primarily poor, Hispanic workers who were most likely to go without paid sick days.”

76 percent of food service workers, who are responsible for handling food, currently aren’t offered paid sick days.

“Ten states have passed laws prohibiting local governments from establishing sick-leave laws.”

“Small-business advocacy groups are staunchly opposed to sick-day legislation, arguing it would cause a drop-off in hiring. But other research reports show that after California’s leave law was established, most employers saw either no effect or a positive impact.”

  • Unsphexish

    Gotta love the idea of food prep workers going to work sick because they can’t afford not to.

    “…after California’s leave law was established, most employers saw either no effect or a positive impact.”

    But but but, if it’s not ALL employers, it’s not worth implementing, right?

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