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Corporate Counsel - Managing the Outbreak of Paid Sick Laws

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Laws providing mandatory paid sick leave throughout the United States continue to spread like a virus.  Advocates argue that the added benefits will help all parties involved, while critics cite the increase to labor costs that will drive up consumer prices, or make it that much more difficult for businesses to sustain currently existing wages and benefits for employees.  But, while a topic of controversy in the United States, mandatory paid sick leave is not a novel idea in other developed countries.  In Managing the Outbreak of Paid Sick Leave Laws, FordHarrison attorneys Allison Vasquez Saunders and David L. Cheng examine the recent proliferation of paid sick leave laws being enacted by city and state governments, how these laws compare to other countries' requirements, and give practical advice on how U.S. companies should address this emerging patchwork of new laws.

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Corporate Counsel - Managing the Outbreak of Paid Sick Leave Laws.pdf

Laws providing mandatory paid sick leave throughout the United States continue to spread like a virus.  Advocates argue that the added benefits will help all parties involved, while critics cite the increase to labor costs that will drive up consumer prices, or make it that much more difficult for businesses to sustain currently existing wages and benefits for employees.  But, while a topic of controversy in the United States, mandatory paid sick leave is not a novel idea in other developed countries.  In Managing the Outbreak of Paid Sick Leave Laws, FordHarrison attorneys Allison Vasquez Saunders and David L. Cheng examine the recent proliferation of paid sick leave laws being enacted by city and state governments, how these laws compare to other countries' requirements, and give practical advice on how U.S. companies should address this emerging patchwork of new laws.

To read this article, click the PDF below.

Corporate Counsel - Managing the Outbreak of Paid Sick Leave Laws.pdf