Millions left without paid sick leave after Congress let pandemic benefit expire

By Katie Lobosco

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The new legislation continues to provide tax credits through March 31 to employers who voluntarily choose to offer the paid leave, but they are no longer required to do so, according to the Department of Labor.

"We know this could have a significant impact on low-income workers. Those businesses in public facing industries like food service may not continue to provide the leave," said Tanya Goldman, a senior policy analyst and attorney at The Center for Law and Social Policy.

"We know workers will go to work sick because they have to," she added.

 

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