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Why Should Employers Provide Paid Sick Leave?

It’s a fair question to ask … why should employers provide paid sick leave? As noted by President Obama in his recent State of the Union Address, not every employer does. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 73 percent of U.S. employers provide paid sick leave to full-time workers, and 27 percent do so for part-time workers. Here are some of the arguments advocates put forth in favor of offering this type of leave.