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Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Picking Up Steam

Law360 (April 18, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- San Francisco is currently the only jurisdiction in the United States with a mandatory paid sick leave law. But as Congress, about a dozen states and at least two other cities consider similar proposals, the issue has been thrust to the forefront of the national employment law debate.

Each bill under consideration would require businesses to provide their workers with paid sick leave, although there are some minor differences in the way the bills are worded. A Washington, D.C., bill, for example, would mandate between three...
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