Category Archives: Policy and research

Paid sick days: Absenteeism vs. presenteeism

Via Washington Policy Watch: From the report Evaluating Paid Sick Leave Part 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 |10 Controlling unscheduled absences remains a concern for employers, whether or … Continue reading

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Paid sick days: Safe days for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault

Via Washington Policy Watch: From the report Evaluating Paid Sick Leave Part 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 |10 A few days off work can be critical to the … Continue reading

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Paid sick days: Caring for aging relatives and aging workers

Via Washington Policy Watch: From the report Evaluating Paid Sick Leave Part 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 |10 A comprehensive study based on 2008 data found that 17% … Continue reading

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Report: Paid sick leave isn’t just good for your health – it’s better for Seattle’s kids and families too

Food safety and public health top the list of benefits of ensuring people working in Seattle have paid sick leave – but according to a new report, it would also improve children’s health and school performance, and provide support for … Continue reading

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Your help needed to pass Family Care Act enforcement bill

Cross-posted from the Washington Family Leave Coalition: Since the late 1980’s, Washington’s Family Care Act (FCA) has helped ensure workers can use their paid sick days or other paid time off to care for a sick family member. For the … Continue reading

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Sandwich Generation in a Pickle?

Cross-posted from MomsRising.org (re-posted from Working Mother Magazine): While all working women would benefit from access to paid sick leave, the latest data from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) shows that 44 million workers in the U.S. did … Continue reading

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44 Million U.S. Workers Lacked Paid Sick Days in 2010

Via the Institute for Women’s Policy Research: WASHINGTON — New research from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) finds that, after correcting for job tenure requirements imposed by employers, only 58 percent of private sector employees in the U.S. … Continue reading

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