Tag Archives: public health

Do Healthy Schools Depend on Parents’ Paid Sick Leave?

From the Lake Stevens Journal: SEATTLE – The Seattle City Council will soon vote on a provision that would make it easier for working parents to cope with sick children, heating the debate about requiring employers to offer paid sick … Continue reading

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A Seattle doctor speaks out on public health and paid sick leave

Note: King County government does not have an official position on any potential City of Seattle proposal on paid sick leave. The statement below is from Dr. Jeff Duchin, Communicable Disease & Immunizations, Public Health – Seattle & King County, … Continue reading

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The Stranger: Should Restaurant Owners Pay Workers Who Are Home Sick?

Seattle’s weekly newspaper The Stranger just posted an article about paid sick days titled Eating the Cost: Should Restaurant Owners Pay Workers Who Are Home Sick?. The title of the article poses the question, but doesn’t answer it – so … Continue reading

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Doctor’s Note: A Few Paid Sick Days Make A Big Difference

From the Hartford Courant: It’s one of the simplest and most basic instructions a pediatrician can give: “Keep your child home from school for a couple of days, until the fever subsides and her stomach settles down.” Doctors say it … Continue reading

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Paid sick days: Children’s health and education

Via Washington Policy Watch: From the report Evaluating Paid Sick Leave Part 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 |10 A parent’s lack of paid sick leave can have a … Continue reading

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Public News Service: Paid sick days serves up bennies beyond safer food

Full Story: Study: Paid Sick Leave in WA Serves Up Bennies Beyond Safer Food

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