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.
“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