Paid Sick Days


Compiled by Sandee Tisdale

Topic Page Advisor:
Vicky Lovell, Ph.D.

Employees benefit when paid sick days allow them to take time off from work without losing pay to recover from an injury or illness. Some research reports that there are also significant returns on investment for employers and for society when workers can take paid sick days. Given this data, some states have focused their efforts to ensure that workers have access to paid sick days. However some businesses, particularly smaller employers, are hesitant to support government mandates as they may not be able to afford to comply with them.

August 2009