States, cities prescribe paid sick leave rules (January 12, 2014)
By: Matthew Daneman, USA Today
A growing number of cities and states are starting to require employers to provide paid sick leave.
Jersey Cityâ€™s Earned Sick Time Ordinance goes into effect Jan. 24. New York Cityâ€™s Earned Sick Time Act â€“ passed in June when the City Council overrode a veto by then-Mayor Michael Bloombergâ€“ goes into effect April 1.
They join such cities as Portland, Ore., where paid sick leave rules went into effect Jan. 1; Seattle, where paid sick leave rules went into effect Sept. 1, 2012; Washington in 2008; and San Francisco, which passed such regulations in 2006 and implemented them in 2007.