Portland just passed a local paid sick leave ordinance in March, and New York City is poised to do the same. This new law, follows a template set by a handful of other cities, and Connecticut, in the last seven years. Businesses with at least six employees have to provide one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours an employee works, up to 40 hours a year, as well as protect the employee’s job. Companies with five or fewer employees must offer the same amount of unpaid, job-protected time off. An employee must work at least 240 hours before becoming eligible. As you can imagine, business owners have mixed feelings on the law.
Read more in this New York Times article.