2011 sick leave protest outside Connecticut IHOP

Paid sick leave: Another front in labor's battle

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In addition to funding minimum wage campaigns all across the country, labor unions have begun sharpening their focus on another antibusiness decree: mandated paid sick leave. While not as headline grabbing as the minimum wage, restaurants would do well to take notice of this recent activity.

Examples at both the state and local levels illustrate this point. In January 2012, Connecticut became the first in the country to implement a mandated paid leave law statewide. The Employment Pol

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