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Vermont Paid Sick Day Legislation (H. 382)

H. 382 proposes to ensure that all workers in Vermont are able to take care of their own health and safety needs and those of their families by allowing employees to accrue a minimum number of paid hours annually so that workers can take paid time from work to address issues related to health care or safety for themselves or a family member.

 

 The bill provides that employees will earn one hour of paid leave per 30 hrs worked, accumulating time over the course of the year until a maximum of 56 hours or 7 days are earned.  These paid sick days can then be used in the case of:

  • Physical or mental illness or injury. 

  • Obtaining professional diagnostic, preventative, routine, or therapeutic health care for the employee.

  • Caring for a sick or injured child, parent, parent-in-law, etc

  • Obtaining services for the employee or the employee's child, parent, parent-in-law, etc, when the absence is directly related to social or legal services.

EVERY VERMONTER GAINS: Children and family members will receive the care they need, employers will experience savings in reduces turnover, consumers will be less likely to catch an illness from public spaces and all will benefit from an over all improvement in well-being.

 

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