House Bill Proposes Paid Sick Days For Flu Sufferers

Law360, New York (November 3, 2009, 7:01 PM EST) -- U.S. House of Representatives Democrats unveiled an emergency temporary proposal Tuesday that would give five days of paid sick leave to workers sent home or told to stay home by their employers for a contagious illness, including the H1N1 flu strain.

The Emergency Influenza Containment Act, introduced by House Education and Labor Committee chairman George Miller, D-Calif., and Rep. Lynn Woolsey, D-Calif., would guarantee all full- and part-time workers five paid sick days per year if they are forced to miss work due to a contagious...
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