Is Paid Sick Leave Good for Business?

A look at San Francisco shows that mandated sick leave can be good for both employees and business owners
Photograph by Dave and Les Jacobs

A group of influential women, led by feminist author Gloria Steinem, is making a renewed push in New York for City Council Speaker Christine Quinn to allow a vote on a bill that would require businesses to give their employees paid sick leave. Two years after quashing that effort, Quinn says paid sick leave remains a worthy goal but that she is standing by her prior decision.

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