Monthly Archives: January 2006

Amy Hagopian: The cost of presenteeism to our businesses and economy

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Sick Days

Testimony | January 30, 2006

Testimony of Amy Hagopian, MHA, PhD For Washington State HB 2777, SB 6592 I am a faculty member in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington, where I teach evaluation, policy, community development, and international health. I am not speaking for my institution. In researching my testimony t

Lynn B. Wirta: The benefits of paid sick days for parents and children

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Sick Days

Testimony | January 30, 2006

Testimony from Lynn B. Wirta, Executive Director, Small Faces Child Development Center For HB 2777 to Establish Paid Sick Leave Thank you for holding hearings today on this important topic. I’m Lynn Wirta, Executive Director of Small Faces Child Development Center in Seattle. For 25 years, I have operated a c

Paid Sick Leave: Benefits for Public Health

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Sick Days

Fact Sheet | January 2, 2006

Paid sick leave is an important public health policy as outlined in the fact sheet. Two key examples of benefits to public health include: 1. Workers regain their health more quickly. 2. Workers avoid spreading disease to their co-workers.                    

Paid Sick Leave: Benefits for Businesses

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Sick Days

Fact Sheet | January 2, 2006

Paid sick days are not only good for the health and well-being of workers, they are also good for businesses. Paid sick days have multiple benefits outlined on the fact sheet.                      

Paid Sick Leave: Benefits for Families

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Sick Days

Report | January 2, 2006

Paid sick leave is a valuable public health measure for families, but more than 1 million workers in Washington have no paid sick days to care for their own illness or a sick child or parent. As good public health policy, paid sick leave benefits families in many ways listed on the fact sheet.    

The Facts About Sick Leave for Washington Workers

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Sick Days

Fact Sheet | January 2, 2006

This graphical fact sheet looks at current paid sick leave policies for different categories of Washington workers: field type, part-time/full-time, and working mothers.                      

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