Mandatory Sick Leave Proposals Are Ill-Advised

Law360, New York (March 25, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Many assert that the U.S. economy is sick. Those who are particularly pessimistic even go so far as to suggest that an economic recession is near.

It is certainly true that unemployment in many states is on the rise and home foreclosures make headlines nearly every day. Stimulus efforts like tax rebates may have a short-term positive effect, but keeping the U.S. economy on the right track is a substantial challenge that must remain focused on the long term.

In the face of some troubling economic...
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