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Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: August 30, 2021 12:39 PM
From: Representative Jennifer O'Mara
To: All House members
Subject: Paid Sick Leave—Healthy Family Healthy Workplaces Act
No one should have to choose between our health, our family’s health, and our job. Unfortunately, many of our family, friends, and neighbors without access to paid sick leave face that impossible decision every day. The majority of Pennsylvanians are either ineligible for sick leave or cannot afford to take unpaid leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act. 
The Healthy Employee and Healthy Workplace Act will help Pennsylvania’s families by requiring employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees. Workers would be able to use paid sick leave to seek treatment for an illness or a family member’s illness, in addition to treatment related to domestic violence or sexual assault. 
Paid sick leave is not only a humane policy but also an effective public health measure. Sick workers spread illnesses to coworkers and customers, sapping the productivity of Pennsylvania’s businesses.  
Please join me in protecting the health and wellbeing of Pennsylvania’s workers and families. 

Introduced as HB2439