- Time for Mandatory Paid Sick Leave in New York City?
NYC Needs Paid Sick Days, Not Lame Excuses
First, this is a well-written article. It's not surprising that an overwhelming number of respondents are in favor of paid sick leave. It's like asking if workers would like higher pay.
Paid sick leave, by definition, is an added burden to an employer. If this law is passed they will now incur a cost that they didn't have before. That money has to come from somewhere. I am not simply parroting the pro-business stance but just stating the math of higher costs Maybe some can handle it well, while there has to be others where this obligation will strain their already slim profits.
The implicit assumption in your article is that all workers use sick days justifiably. It's my experience that many, not just a few, will take sick days because that benefit is now available,whether one is sick or otherwise. In fact, it seems most workers take this "use it or loseit" for granted. You'd be a fool not to, right? So, when you suggest an employer has a moral obligation why is there no mention of an employee's moral obligation?
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