100 Ideas for New Paltz

36. require mandatory paid sick time for those who work in new paltz

Posted in local economy, public health by Jason West on June 12, 2009

Pass a Mandatory Sick Time Law requiring New Paltz business owners to pay sick time to all employees. Employees would earn one hour of sick time for every twenty hours worked, to be used at their discretion. People going to work sick (especially in a restaurant-heavy community) because they can’t afford to miss work is a public health issue.

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