Paid Sick Days Under New Legislation

LANSING, MI — House and Senate Democrats on Thursday announced legislation to mandate paid sick leave, a change they say would affect 1 million Michigan workers.

Sen. Jim Ananich plans to introduce legislation in the Senate that will require businesses to offer employees sick days. (Photo portrait courtesy of the Michigan Senate Democrats)

“No one should have to make the difficult decision of choosing between their personal or family health or a paycheck,” said Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich, D-Flint.

The legislation would require employers to offer 1 hour of sick leave for every 30 hours a person works. For somebody working 40 hours a week, that would equate to 69.3 hours or 8.7 standard eight-hour work days of sick leave per year. It would apply to both part-time and full-time employees.  Read More