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No, private businesses should decide the amount of competitive incentives they offer to employees instead of a government mandate
Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Nov 2, 2015. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.
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Learn more about Paid Sick Leave
Several major U.S. companies including Netflix, Chipotle and Microsoft recently began offering their employees paid sick and maternity leave. The U.S. is currently the only industrialized country that doesn’t require companies to provide sick leave to their employees. 35% of American workers do not receive any type of paid sick leave. See recent paid sick leave news
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I'm not opposed to paid leave for maternity use. But I also think that men and women who decide NOT to have children are then treated unfairly. Why should we get less time off because we're not procreating. I do NOT think employees should be... 12 months ago from a Democrat in Franklintown, PA
Yes, and it should be the same for men and women. 2 years ago from a Democrat in Kenilworth, NJ
Yes and abolish taxes on businesses that don't have shareholders. 2 years ago from a Democrat in Austin, TX
Not required but highly encouraged culturally. 2 years ago from a Democrat in New Franklin, OH
Companies should do what is best for their employees but not at the expense of other workers and the companies mission. Both men and women should get paid time off, but it should become unpaid after 14 days, but employee may return to work after a 3 month... 2 years ago from a Democrat in Seattle, WA
Yes, for maternity leave but for a small amount of time and at a lesser rate. No on days missed for being sick. 2 years ago from a Democrat in Seminole, FL
Depends on the size of the business. Small businesses could be financially devastated if they are required to do this. 2 years ago from a Democrat in Bridgeton, NJ
Yes, but limit the number of days and apply to the primary care giver only. There are voluntary employee pools for extended leaves that have been or can be created if the paid leave isn't long enough. Lack of common sense, lessening of work ethic,... 2 years ago from a Democrat in Southern Pines, NC
Yes sick leave
no -maternity leave is offensive to those women who will never have children, 3 months is too long for maternity leave. 2 years ago from a Democrat in Katy, TX