More than 30 million workers do not have access to paid sick days, forcing them to choose between caring for themselves and their families and their economic security. The Healthy Families Act (HR 2465 / S 1195), introduced by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), in April 2021, would establish a national paid sick days standard. The bill would allow workers at companies with more than 15 employees to earn up to seven paid sick days each year to use to recover from illness, take care of their families, and seek assistance after incidents of domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault.
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