Bill Would Allow Workers In Businesses With 15 Or More Employees To Earn Up To Seven Paid Sick Days Each Year
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced that she has helped introduce the Healthy Families Act to ensure hard working Americans are guaranteed paid sick leave to recover from illnesses, access preventive care, provide care to a sick family member, or attend school meetings related to a child’s health condition or disability. The bill would allow workers in businesses with 15 or more employees to earn up to seven job-protected paid sick days each year. It would also allow victims of domestic violence, stalking, or sexual assault to use paid sick days to recover or seek assistance.
“Hardworking Nevadans deserve access to fair working conditions and paid sick leave to take care of themselves or a family member in times of need,” said Senator Rosen. “I’m proud to help introduce this legislation, which will guarantee up to seven paid sick days each year for workers in Nevada and across our country.”
Senator Rosen has fought hard to protect working Nevadans’ access to robust work benefits and fair working conditions. Senator Rosen previously introduced the FAMILY Act to provide millions of working Americans with partially-paid leave for health reasons, pregnancy, and serious health conditions affecting a family member. Earlier this year, Senator Rosen helped introduce the Richard L. Trumka Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, which would strengthen protections for workers’ right to organize a union and bargain for higher wages, better benefits, and safer working conditions. On Equal Pay Day this year, Senator Rosen joined her Democratic colleagues in the Senate in reintroducing the Paycheck Fairness Act to help eliminate the gender wage gap and guarantee women the power to challenge pay discrimination and hold their employers accountable.