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More than two of every five private-sector workers do not receive any paid sick days. But having time off if you’re sick makes so much common sense that 95 percent of the public thinks it is unacceptable for employers to not provide paid sick leave. A full 60 percent think it is illegal not to provide sick leave. Lower-paid workers are especially vulnerable: Three of every four low-wage workers have no paid sick leave.
With the help of local advocates across the country, the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), an advocacy group for low-income people, has launched a new a one-stop-shop website for information on businesses and paid sick days. On the site, which you can visit here, you will find:
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