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Madelyn Gardner

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Children & Families

Raising the Floor: A Review of Paid Sick Days Laws for California

Issue Brief Approximately 5 million Californians lack paid sick days protection. For these employees, life is a delicate balancing act – when, inevitably, they become ill, they can either go to work while battling illness, or they can choose to stay home and lose out on a day’s pay. Sometimes, the decision to stay home can cost them their jobs. And if these workers are parents or family caregivers, the choices are harder still.