Stories tagged: "paid sick leave"


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New York Sues Trump Administration for Trying to Gut Paid Leave During Pandemic

The Labor Department’s new rule could make as much as 75% of American workers ineligible for the paid sick leave and emergency family leave provisions included in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

Passers-by walk past a closed shop, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Trump Administration Will Allow Small Businesses to Deny Workers Paid Leave in Coronavirus Crisis

More than 75% of American workers are at companies that qualify for exemptions from providing paid leave, effectively gutting the law’s effectiveness.

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All the Progressive Positions Republicans Now Support Because of Coronavirus

From socialized health care to a universal basic income, Republicans are lining up behind progressive policies as the coronavirus pandemic worsens.

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Republicans Reject Democrats’ Bill to Guarantee Free Coronavirus Testing and Sick Leave

The proposals introduced Wednesday seek to provide some relief to predominantly hourly and low-wage workers.

Low-wage workers who are sick don't have access to paid leave.
Coronavirus Is Spreading and 32 Million Workers Don’t Have Paid Sick Leave

While some companies have stepped up to protect its workers, a Senate bill that would have required employers to give workers paid leave in a public health emergency was blocked.