US workplaces are nowhere near ready to contain a coronavirus outbreak
By Karen Scott
“Offering paid sick days is not just good for public health – research shows it also makes good business sense.
For example, the National Partnership for Women and Families estimates that “presenteeism,” when sick employees show up to work, costs employers US$218 billion per year– more than the cost of absenteeism due to illness.
The Center for Law and Social Policy conducted a survey that found that companies that provided employees with paid sick leave reported higher levels of productivity and lower turnover. And a study of the impact of Connecticut’s 2011 paid sick leave law found employers reported little or no increase in costs as a result.”
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