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Mandatory paid sick time law would give employees who do not qualify for workers’ compensation some relief.

We saw an interesting article in the Detroit Free Press concerning a new ballot proposal that would create mandatory paid sick time. The Board of State Canvassers has approved language submitted by Raise Michigan to create the Earned Sick Time Act. The group must collect 250,000 signatures within 180 days to get it placed on the November 2018 ballot.

Under the proposal, employees would earn 1 hour of sick time for every 30 hours of work. Small businesses would have to provide a maximum of 40 hours of sick time each year. Large businesses would be required to provide a maximum of 72 hours.

Paid sick time is not an option for many employees in Michigan. This can be difficult for individuals living paycheck to paycheck. Missing just a few days of work can be devastating to the family budgets.

Mandatory paid sick time would also help people hurt on-the-job. An employee must be disabled for at least 1 week before any lost wages are paid under workers’ compensation. A week is 7 consecutive days and includes weekends. Paid sick time could help fill in this gap.

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Jeffrey E. Kaufman has extensive experience in workers compensation cases and has recovered millions of dollars in benefits for his clients. He believes all injured workers deserve to be on equal footing with insurance companies and employers, and fights tenaciously so their rights are secured and protected.


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