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Earned Sick Days in the U.S. and Abroad

By Jason Coats, NHCOA Public Policy Associate The ability to have paid time away from work to recover from an illness or to help a loved one recover from an illness helps promote health and economic security.  In fact, 137 countries (out of 206) find paid sick and family leave so important that they require it by law.  In a public survey, 75 percent of respondents stated that paid sick days are a basic workplace right, similar in importance to a minimum wage and the right to work in a safe place.  These statistics show there is strong consensus in theRead More