Think FMLA is tough to handle? Here’s how one state almost passed a law giving workers paid leave to watch baseball games.
A bill proposed in the Connecticut state legislature would give qualified workers a certain amount of guaranteed paid sick days every year. And an amendment proposed would give an interesting definition of what employees can call a “sick day.”
Under the amendment, employers would not be allowed to ask for medical certification on the following days:
- June 21
- The first day of a hunting or fishing season, and
- Major League Baseball’s opening day.
The amendment didn’t get very far, but why was it introduced in the first place? You can chalk it up to pure satire.
It was drafted by two lawmakers who opposed the bill. Apparently, they wanted to make a point about the burden it would place on employers and the likelihood of worker abuse.