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Sick leave legislation passes in Seattle

Despite opposition from the restaurant industry, Seattle on Monday joined San Francisco and Washington, D.C., as cities that will require businesses to offer paid leave to employees when they or their family members are sick.

The 8-to-1 vote in support of the legislation by the Seattle City Council on Monday marked a victory for sick leave supporters, who say such mandates are catching on across the country.

In Connecticut, a state mandate is scheduled to take effect

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