Paid sick leave helps workers and businesses

News Coverage | March 11, 2015 | Everett Herald

Staying home when you're sick helps you get well and keeps others from getting sick. But there is no law requiring employers to ensure workers have paid sick days — or any other kind of leave or vacation, for that matter. And there's nothing to prevent an employer from firing someone for missing a day of work if they are sick. That's why we need House Bill 1356, which recently passed the state House. Washington workers need paid sick days.

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