Discussion Paid sick leave



Should employers be required to offer their employees paid sick leave.  Although the federal government has yet to act, some states (not Texas) and some cities (not Houston) have adopted paid sick leave requirements.  Is this a good idea?  Would you be more likely or less likely to vote for a candidate that favored paid sick leave?  Why or why not?

Before responding to this question, read the essays and watch the videos posted below. Your post should demonstrate a good understanding of the topic. Be sure to use good English grammar and composition skills. Your response is worth up to 25 points, so be sure to take your time to do this assignment well.  Please continue the conversation with your classmates by posting a reply to someone else's response. 

Remember: To receive credit, your post should specifically mention the title, author, or source of at least two of the articles or videos posted below.

Center for Economic and Policy Research, “The United States Lags the World in Paid Sick Days for Workers and Families.”

http://cepr.net/documents/publications/psd-summary.pdf (Links to an external site.)

Video, Austin Business Owners Debate Paid Sick Leave:DEBATE: Two Austin business owners explain their views on the mandatory sick leave ordinance (Links to an external site.)DEBATE: Two Austin business owners explain their views on the mandatory sick leave ordinance

Employment Policy Institute, “Rethink Paid Sick Leave.”

https://www.epionline.org/oped/rethink-paid-sick-leave-laws/ (Links to an external site.)

Texas Monthly, “The Paid Sick Leave Fight is About Whose Interests Matter Most in the Legislature.”

https://www.texasmonthly.com/politics/paid-sick-leave-fight-texas-interests-legislature/ (Links to an external site.)

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