Source: Philip Susser and Nicolas R. Ziebarth, Health Services Research, Early View, March 7, 2016
From the abstract:
Objective: To profile the sick leave landscape in the United States.
Principal Findings: Sixty-five percent of full-time employees have sick pay coverage. Coverage rates are below 20 percent for employees with hourly wages below $10, part-time employees, and employees in the hospitality and leisure industry.
Conclusion: Each week, up to 3 million U.S. employees go to work sick. Females, low-income earners, and those aged 25 to 34 years have a significantly elevated risk of presenteeism behavior.