Mandated Sick Leave

Mandated Sick Leave

Sick leave that a company is legally required to provide to employees. Governments may mandate sick leave in order to protect workers from termination when they are ill. Proponents of mandated sick leave argue that this helps workers keep their jobs when they can least afford to lose them. Critics maintain that mandated sick leave represents an unsustainable cost for businesses.
References in periodicals archive ?
A second place award went to Associate Editor Paul Neville for Best Editorial for editorials on mandated sick leave pay for Eugene employers, the UO's redacted release of public records concerning an alleged rape by UO basketball players, and the U.
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 policies.
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.