Fact of the Week: 600,000 employees will gain paid sick days
October 7, 2016If you’ve been to a doctor’s office or pharmacy lately, you’ve seen the signs announcing that flu season is here, and urging you to get your flu shot now. Even if I do get the flu, I’ll count myself among the luckier ones, because my employer provides me with paid sick days. Not everyone is so lucky. The U.S. is one of only a few rich countries that doesn’t guarantee workers paid sick leave. Roughly 41 million workers in our country lack this basic protection to care for themselves or a sick family member. Last week, the Department of Labor (DOL) took a step toward fixing this.