A paid sick leave bill received a divided "Ought to Pass" endorsement from the L
A paid sick leave bill received a divided "Ought to Pass" endorsement from the Labor Committee, but likely faces heated debate as it moves through the House and Senate. More than a dozen Maine businesses and trade associations have testified in opposition to the bill, which mandates up to five paid sick days for companies employing 25 or more people. Opponents say the bill could cost some companies up to $100,000 a year. But the bill's primary sponsor, Rep. Jackie Norton (D-Bangor), says LD 1454 only targets businesses that don't offer any paid days off - vacation, personal or sick. With comments by Peter Gore, senior governmental affairs specialist for the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, Laura Harper, director of public policy for the Maine Women's Lobby; and Andy Graham, owner of Portland Color and a supporter of the bill.
Employees Benefits, Labor force, Labor law and legislation
Donnelly, Sara, "A paid sick leave bill received a divided "Ought to Pass" endorsement from the L" (2008). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 4475.
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