Paid Sick Days*** Update

As you read in the August Streetvibes, Ohioans for Healthy Families Coalition is working to add a referendum to the November 4 ballot that would require employers with 25 or more employees to provide seven paid sick days each year to employees working 30 hours or more per week.

Today, the National Federation of Independent Business in Ohio released a study saying that requiring sick leave would kill 75,000 jobs in the next five years. Also located on their Web site are copies of how the sick leave would effect businesses in Ohio.

The Ohioans for Healthy Families Coalition has worked to get The Ohio Healthy Families Act on the ballot and has also done research that shows that “Ohio employers save $1.25 per employee every week when offering paid sick days (Source: Institute for Women’s Policy Research.” More facts are located at the Web site http://www.sickdaysohio.org.

-by Andrew Freeze

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