When they studied reforms to Germany's sick pay system that reduced mandated sick leave
pay, they found that these reductions decreased noncontagious absenteeism, but increased the infectious disease rate (attributable to contagious presenteeism).
"Additionally, we are concerned for small business and the cumulative effect that a host of existing and proposed employment-related directives, such as mandated sick leave
The Planning for 2009 H1N1 Influenza: A Preparedness Guide for Small Business provides far greater support to small businesses and their employees than federally passed mandated sick leave
Mandated sick leave
: Nearly every Oregon employer must provide sick leave to all employees, including seasonal, part-time and temporary workers, and owners of the business who also work as employees.
The unconstrained vision has brought Eugene a ban on plastic bags, mandated sick leave
and climate change legislation.
Clark said that, because he believes the Legislature is likely to adopt a statewide mandated sick leave
policy next year, a "costly" legal fight with the county "is completely unnecessary."
Most of the commissioners are ideologically opposed the idea of mandated sick leave
to begin with, and are especially incensed by the idea that Eugene would pass a law affecting businesses on their turf.