Newsday: Small Business: Paid sick-leave benefits
Paid sick leave is a nice perk.
Employers aren’t required to offer it in New York State, with the exception of New York City, which passed its own paid-sick-leave law.
But as sick leave gets national attention with President Barack Obama calling on Congress to pass legislation allowing workers to earn up to seven paid sick days a year, employers may want to take a closer look at their paid-time-off benefits.
“Paid time off, in general, is definitely a benefit looked for by individuals,” says Lenny Sanicola, senior benefits practice leader for WorldatWork, a Scottsdale, Arizona-based nonprofit human resources association. Click here to read the full article.