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Survey Says: About Half of Employers Offering Paid Sick Leave



From time to time we share the interesting surveys our friends at Employers Resource Association take from their employer members on timely topics. This one is pretty straightforward:


  • 53 percent of the employers surveyed offer paid sick leave, or PTO, that can be used for sick leave
  • Generally this is for full-time employees only
  • 30 hours is a very common cutoff to determine who is full time
  • Most companies providing paid leave offer at least some at time of hire


Paid sick or family leave seems highly unlikely in the near term at the federal level, but as we have discussed here and here, it is a common topic at the state and municipal level and will continue to be (also highlighting a recent post on what to do with employee policies when the rules vary at different work locations).


Bill Nolan

William A. Nolan serves as the Managing Partner of Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Ohio office, which he opened in 2009. He is a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment Law Department. He works to bring attentiveness and clarity to bear on employment, contract, and other disputes, and helps clients build teams, policies and processes to minimize the frequency and severity of disputes.

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