Bill Proposes 7 Days Paid Sick Leave For US Workers

Law360, New York (May 18, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Conn., reintroduced on Monday the Healthy Families Act to mandate a week of paid sick or health-related leave per year for all U.S. employees, hoping that new momentum from nationwide swine-flu concerns and support from the Obama administration would finally push the legislation through Congress.

The Healthy Families Act of 2009 would require all employers with more than 15 employees to allow their workers to earn up to 56 hours of paid sick leave per year, which could be used for workers'...
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