New York City Workers Deserve Paid Sick Days
This is an important topic for the whole of the country, and what I like about it is how it is us on the offensive, rather than back on our heels defending, as we have since the 2010 election. I can hear the arguments against now, but bottom line is it is sound social policy.
Some companies did away with sick days and just give it all in a lump of "PTO" days, to use as you please. So technically, a lot of people don't get "sick" days, just paid time off to use as they please.
"Resist, we much. Weï»¿ must, and we much. About that, be committed."
I get that, but how many? What is a reasonable number of sick days? When I was a state employee, my sick time accrued by hours, 9.33 a month.
They do - and I handled plenty of cases just like that.
Sick days ought to be a national labor law, requiring employers to provide a certain number of illness days per year. I do not have an idea on how to figure the amount, but my husband does not get any. Many companies running with a skeleton staff cannot afford to be down a person so they do not offer the opportunity, which is ridiculous. Everyone gets ill, and forcing a sick person to go into a place of employment and possibly infect others is unbelievable.