White House Pressing Congress to Pass an Act Allowing Americans 7 Days of Paid Sick Leave

According to a January 14, 2015 statement released by President Barack Obama’s senior adviser, Valerie Jarrett, the White House will press Congress to pass the federal Healthy Families Act that would allow Americans to earn up to seven days a year of paid sick time.

The plan is to create paid-leave programs with money from the Department of Labor.  The White House is also calling on states and cities to enact similar laws that guarantee workers paid sick leave.

California, which just recently became the second state after Connecticut, which now requires companies to provide sick leave.  Governor Jerry Brown recently signed a measure that entitles employees who work 30 or more days within a year of their start date to earn at least one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked.

If you feel you have been improperly denied sick leave or otherwise not being treated properly by your employer, you may have a case.  For more information about your rights, and a free consultation, please call us at (619) 342-8000.