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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Should all businesses give employees paid sick leave?

A global study by a McGill University professor discovered parents around the world leave sick kids home alone. The reason: they don't received paid sick leave and often must choose between earning a day's wages or staying home to care for their child. Efforts are underway in the United States to pass a federal law that would require business to give employees one-week of paid sick leave. I think even small businesses can afford it. The cost of not offering it and having employees come to work sick or spend their day worrying about their child home alone seems like it would be higher. What do you think?

Here's the column that ran on March 15:

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