Give Small Business Owners an Even Break, Pass a Minimum Standard for Paid Sick Leave

Amanda Ballantyne National Director of the Main Street Alliance wrote a rocking piece on paid sick leave over at Huffington Post.

While business owners should be empathetic of their employees, a paid sick leave standard is far more than a demonstration of empathy; it’s good business. The business case for providing earned sick time is evident. Earned sick time reduces “presenteeism,” when employees physically report to work, but the limitation of their injury or illness slows their productivity and harms their ability to focus. “Presenteeism” has a similar impact on businesses as absenteeism but it is harder to measure…

Originally Published at #HuffingtonPost

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