Mandatory PTO for sick employees has quietly become a big issue in upcoming elections. Where does your state stand on the idea?
Twelve states in the U.S. are considering legislative proposals that would require employers to offer paid sick leave to their workers. The states are:
- North Carolina
Plus, a host of municipalities, such as Washington, DC, are looking at proposals. San Francisco has already adopted mandatory paid sick leave for employers in that city.
How many? How much?
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says about 50 million employees now don’t get paid sick leave. Most of the proposals being floated include requirements ranging from five to seven paid days a year for employers with a minimum of 25 to 50 fulltime workers.