By Jeff Green and Rebecca Greenfield 11/28/17
American workers have some unlikely allies in the fight for paid sick days. California Republican Mimi Walters has sponsored a bill that would encourage companies to provide 14 to 20 days of paid time off, and big business loves it.
Currently in committee, the bill would also encourage companies to allow for flexible work arrangements like job sharing, or working remotely. On average, companies currently offer 10 days of vacation and 10 days of sick leave per year; the new legislation would lump all days off into one category, which would include sick time, vacation and holidays.
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