New Yorkers are calling on their city to demand employers with 5 or more employees provide 5 paid sick days a year.
Here's the info/petition: http://nycforpaidsickdays.org
And here's a study that show's the minimal cost it'll impose on businesses: Institute for Women's Policy Research
|In an October 2009 report using government data, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research estimated the cost of implementing an earned paid sick time measure in New York City at 15 cents per hour worked for smaller firms and 23 cents per hour worked for larger firms.|
Meanwhile, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated the cost of providing paid sick time at 1.1 percent of total compensation for private industry workers in the New York area. This is a small cost compared to the productivity, employee retention, and health savings gains associated with paid sick time.