Vermont passes paid sick leave bill
Posted March 15, 2016
On March 9, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced that Vermont became the fifth state to pass paid sick leave legislation, joining Connecticut, California, Massachusetts, Oregon, and 24 local jurisdictions that now have paid sick leave policies.
The DOL says the momentum behind paid sick time is part of a wave of family-friendly policies, including paid family and medical leave. Generally, employers allow workers to earn sick leave for hours worked. However, every sick leave law is different.
The agency says these benefits help an employer’s bottom line, adding that the benefits include allowing workers to care for themselves and their loved ones, lowering employee turnover, and improving productivity.
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