After a brief hiatus, Workplace Horizons blog is back with some interesting thoughts on the "Paid Sick Leave" bills pending nationwide and a new website related to the subject that I highlighted last week. According to Richard, "It’s a pretty slick web site designed to promote the Healthy Families Act."
According to Workplace Horizons:
The Act, introduced in both the House and Senate in 2007, has not yet been voted on by either house of Congress. It would require employers with 15 or more employees to provide 7 days of paid sick leave for employees working 30 or more hours per week. Additionally, it would require a pro-rated number of days or hours of paid sick leave for employees who work less than 30 hours per week (or less than 1,500 hours per year) and allow employees to take leave for their own medical condition, doctor appointments, or preventative or diagnostic treatment. Employees could also use the leave to care for a family member with comparable needs. Leave would be calculated on an hourly basis or in the smallest increment that the employer’s payroll system uses.
Workplace Horizons was also kind enough to post on the workplace bullying legislation I discussed last week.
It’s nice to have Workplace Horizons back for its perspective after its long Foxwoods proceedings.
On that same note, this blog is going to get a big sparse for the next few weeks. I’ve got a trial upcoming in state court in another week or so that will preclude much posting for most of March. (Need to pay the bills somehow.) But rest assured that I’ll post when I can and will certainly be back in full force after the trial.