Paid sick leave bill advances in California

State restaurant group decries bill as too costly to industry

Proposed legislation that would require employers throughout California to provide workers with paid sick leave moved a step closer to passage on Tuesday.

Assembly Bill 400, also known as the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act, passed the Assembly judiciary committee by a 6-2 vote Tuesday and now moves on to the Assembly appropriations committee.

Paid sick leave legislation, however, has been proposed in California two other times since 2008, and in both cases lawmakers su

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