Employers, Costs Kill Paid Sick Leave Bill

A state bill to guarantee paid days off for sick workers died Thursday amid opposition from business lobbyists and lawmaker concern that the benefit was too costly. If the proposal had become law, California would have been the first state in the nation to provide universal paid sick leave. But it would have eroded the state’s ability to attract new employers, said state Chamber of Commerce President Allan Zaremberg. Ma’s proposal was high on the influential business lobby’s annual list of “job killer” bills. Read More. (Los Angeles Times 08/08/08)

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