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Paid Sick Leave

Nov 17, 2009
Posted by Molly Nelson - According to You're the Boss, Congress is feeling some pressure to enact mandatory sick leave laws as a result of the swine flu pandemic.  The Obama Administration has backed the Healthy Families Act, which guarantees seven sick days per year for companies with 15 or more employees. 

Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) also introduced temporary legislation that would require companies with 15 or more employees to guarantee five paid sick days for employees that are sent home or encouraged to stay home.

Do you offer paid sick leave to your employees?  How many days per year?  Do you feel that federal mandatory sick leave would place an undue burden on your business?