Paid Sick Leave

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The Albany County Legislature has defeated a bill that would have mandated paid sick leave.

"We join the growing number of Albany County faith leaders in the calling for the passage of Local Law C,” said Ivette Alfonso, President of Citizen Action of New York
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Area clergy gathered outside the Albany County Building Monday to call on legislators to support guaranteed paid sick days.

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A bill to provide paid sick days for employees in Albany County is scheduled to be introduced at tonight’s County Legislature meeting.

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Governor Peter Shumlin signed a bill Wednesday making Vermont the fifth state to require employers to provide paid sick leave to workers.

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Vermont has become the fifth state to require employers to provide paid sick leave to workers.

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Vermont’s paid sick leave bill has received final passage in the legislature and the governor is expected to sign the measure into law.  Supporters say the state has made a critical move forward in economic justice.  But opponents contend it will hurt small businesses and the state’s economy.

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The Vermont House has passed a Senate version of a paid sick leave bill and sent it to Governor Peter Shumlin, who supports it.

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The Vermont Senate has passed a bill calling for paid sick leave for workers, after deciding against exempting employers with fewer than five workers.

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The Vermont Senate last week appeared to give final approval to a bill that mandates paid sick leave. But as WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports, the chamber will reconsider that vote tomorrow.

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The Vermont Senate is set to take another look at a bill that would require the state's employers to provide workers with paid sick days after a close vote last week.

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The Vermont Senate has advanced a bill that would require most employers to provide workers with paid time off when they're sick.