The Business Case for Paid Leave and Paid Sick Days (April 17, 2014)

By Claudia Calderon Machicado, Center for American Progress

Most opponents of paid sick days and paid family leave legislation claim that businesses cannot afford to cover their employees. But cities and states with paid family leave and paid sick days are proof that these policies are working. Growing support from many businesses—both big and small—as well as private-sector leaders, indicates that these policies are not only good for individuals and businesses but also for our economy as a whole.