This bill would require that all full-time employees of federal, state, and private-sector employers receive at least seven days of paid sick leave. "Sick leave" would apply for employees who fall ill, need to attend doctors appointments, or miss work to care for a sick family member (children, parents, spouses/domestic partners).
Businesses with 15 or more employees would be required to give workers the opportunity to earn up to seven days of paid sick leave a year. People employed at businesses with less than 15 employees would under federal law be offered up to seven job-protected sick days.
The bill would also include a “safe days” provision — allowing workers to take paid sick leave to handle issues of domestic violence, stalking, or sexual assault. Funding through this bill would be allocated for outreach and education about the rights guaranteed in the bill.
For every 30 hours of work, employees could earn 1 hour of earned paid sick time. However, employers can put a cap on the number of hours an employee can earn on 56 hours. Unless an employer chooses to up that ceiling.
Under this legislation, part-time workers would also get paid sick leave — but it would be less, proportional to how many hours they work.
the Commissioner of Labor Statistics to create a report every year on the use of paid sick leave. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) would also be directed to run a study on the use of paid sick leave within 18 months of this bill's passing.