Opinion Pieces Debate Merits of Calif. Paid Sick Leave Bill
A Sacramento Bee editorial argues that state lawmakers should pass a bill (AB 1522) that would require a minimum of three paid sick days per year for employees who work 30 or more days in a calendar year, noting that seven million California residents currently lack such benefits. However, Maxford Nelsen, a labor policy analyst at the Freedom Foundation in Olympia, and Michael Saltsman, a research director at the Employment Policies Institute, in a separate opinion piece argue that "a clear-eyed look at the experience of the other jurisdictions that have adopted such requirements shows that the evidence isn't nearly as favorable as proponents [of the bill] suggest."
- "Editorial: Paid Sick Leave a Humane and Sensible Right for Hardest Workers" (Sacramento Bee, 8/28).
- "Viewpoints: Sick Day Bill's Benefits Aren't as Favorable as Backers Say" (Nelsen/Saltsman, Sacramento Bee, 8/29).