Contagion Nation: A Comparison of Paid Sick Day Policies in 22 Countries

Source: Jody Heymann, Hye Jin Rho, John Schmitt, and Alison Earle Center for Economic and Policy Research, May 2009

From the press release:
The report, “Contagion Nation: A Comparison of Paid Sick Day Policies in 22 Countries,” finds that the U.S. is the only country among 22 countries ranked highly in terms of economic and human development that does not guarantee that workers receive paid sick days or paid sick leave. Under current U.S. labor law, employers are not required to provide short-term paid sick days or longer-term paid sick leave.

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