Legislation would create national policy for paid time off
By Jeff Green and Rebecca Greenfield Bloomberg 11/29/17
American workers have some unlikely allies in the fight for paid sick days. U.S. Rep. Mimi Walters, R-Calif., 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 such as job sharing or working remotely. On average, companies 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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