National Partnership for Women & Families

From the Blog

New Federal Proposal Would Take Away Hard-Fought Paid Sick Days Protections

Federal lawmakers seek to thwart paid sick days progress and undermine state and local victories through a new bill introduced this week. Contrary to proponents’ claims, the so-called Workflex in the 21st Century Act – H.R. 4219 – would not guarantee paid sick days and could actually make it less certain that working people have the sick time they need.

Paid Sick Days are Critical for Workers’ Mental Health Too

World Mental Health Day offers an opportunity to break down the stigma surrounding mental illness. It is also a reminder of the need to promote policies, such as paid sick days, that would help those living with a mental illness.

Rhode Island Becomes Eighth State With a Paid Sick Days Law

Gov. Gina Raimondo signed the Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act today, making Rhode Island the eighth state to enact a paid sick days law and bringing the national total to 40 jurisdictions with such laws nationwide. Some 100,000 Rhode Islanders will gain the right to earn paid sick time when the law takes effect in July.

State and Local Campaigns

Interactive Map: Paid Sick Days Campaigns, Statistics and Stories

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State with a paid sick days campaign State with campaign
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