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Flu Outbreak Prompts Fierce Debate Over Paid Sick Days

Flu Outbreak Prompts Fierce Debate Over Paid Sick Days

By Jennifer Peltz NEW YORK -- Sniffling, groggy and afraid she had caught the flu, Diana Zavala dragged herself in to work anyway for a day she felt she couldn't afford to miss. A school speech therapist who works as an independent contractor, she doesn't have paid sick days. So the mother of two reported to... Read More »

The Rich Less Likely To Support Raising Minimum Wage

The Rich Less Likely To Support Raising Minimum Wage

The guy who whipped your Bojangles' biscuits? He doesn't have any paid sick days. The woman who served your dynamite shrimp at The Cheesecake Factory? She earns less than $5 an hour before tips. Working conditions in America's restaurants are notoriously lousy, and according to a new survey, diners actually care... Read More »

Most Undesirable Job In America?

Most Undesirable Job In America?

When you were last at The Cheesecake Factory, did you know that the person who scribbled down your order doesn't have any paid sick days? Did you know the person who made your Mud Pie Mojo at Coldstone Creamery is very likely earning under $9 an hour? If she's working 40 hours a week, that's an annual income... Read More »

Should Employers Be Required to Provide Paid Sick Leave?

Should Employers Be Required to Provide Paid Sick Leave?

Connecticut's passage of the nation's first statewide paid sick leave law has workers and business owners eyeing the trend to see its potential for adoption nationwide. In part, that's because Connecticut was the first state to pass a Family Medical Leave Act, which required employers to grant employees... Read More »

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