In New Hampshire, workers fare better than workers nationally, yet one-quarter of Granite State workers do not have paid sick days. The lack of paid sick days places workers in a bind. They are forced to choose between caring for a sick family member or themselves and losing pay. This brief suggests that the long-term benefits of workers having paid sick days out way the cost for employers because it promotes less contagion among coworkers, increased productivity, and reduced turnover.
New England Issue Brief No. 13
Durham, N.H. : Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire
Smith, Kristin, "Paid sick time helps workers balance work and family" (2009). The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository. 67.
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