Created: February 14, 2020 04:05 PM
ALBANY, N.Y. (WHEC) — As part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2020 state budget plan, he’s trying to get every worker in the state paid sick time.
Businesses with five to 99 employees would have to provide workers with at least five days of paid sick time, and businesses with 100 or more workers would have to give workers at least seven paid sick days.
Small businesses would have to provide workers five days of job-protected unpaid sick time.
According to a national study by the Public Welfare Foundation, nearly 25% of workers say they have lost a job or were threatened with job loss for taking sick time.
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