Should Employers Be Required to Provide Paid Sick Leave?

Paid Sick Days Law
Paid Sick Days Law

Connecticut's passage of the nation's first statewide paid sick leave law has workers and business owners eyeing the trend to see its potential for adoption nationwide.

In part, that's because Connecticut was the first state to pass a Family Medical Leave Act, which required employers to grant employees unpaid leave for family and medical reasons with the guarantee of a job upon returning to work. A similar, federal FMLA was signed into law in 1993 by President Bill Clinton and now applies to most workers in all states.