Senate Mulls Mandatory Sick Leave Amid Swine Flu

Law360, New York (November 10, 2009, 6:04 PM EST) -- Against the backdrop of the swine flu pandemic, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions is considering whether the government should mandate paid sick leave as families struggle to cope with the disease and health officials try to stop the strain's spread.

Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., on Tuesday kicked off a subcommittee on children and families hearing titled “The Cost of Being Sick,” welcoming three separate panels of witnesses to speak on the H1N1 flu strain and whether the government should force employers...
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