Paid Sick Days For All: Nothing to Sneeze At

Presented by the American University Washington College of Law’s Labor & Employment Law Forum; Health Law Project; Immigration Justice Clinic; Program on Law & Government; and the Women & the Law Program 

In conjunction with the Paid Sick Days For All Coalition: Academy of Hope; Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA); Bread for the City; Capital Area Food Bank; CLASP; D.C. Employment Justice Center; D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute; D.C. Jobs Counsel; D.C. Jobs with Justice; D.C. Primary Care Association; Family Values at Work; Jews United for Justice; Labor Project for Working Families; National Day Labor Organizing Network;  National Partnership for Women and Families; Restaurant Opportunities Center of Washington D.C.; SEIU 32BJ; Unite Here Local 25; and We Are Family D.C.

September 21, 2012

9:00am – 3:00pm

American University Washington College of Law (WCL)

4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Room 603 (6th Floor)

The Problem: 

4/10 private-sector workers and 81% of the lowest-wage workers do not have paid sick days;

59% of restaurant workers have reported preparing, cooking, or serving food while sick;

For these workers, the decision to take time off from work to recover from an illness is a choice between their health and their financial security.

The Solution: 

The Healthy Families Act – federal legislation that would enable workers to earn up to seven paid sick days a year to recover from an illness or care for a sick family member, or see a doctor.

Revisions to the D.C. Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act to include tipped restaurant workers.

Please join us for a day of discussion regarding:

  • the Healthy Families Act;
  • Revisions to the D.C. Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act;
  • Healthy Workers;
  • Healthy Businesses; and a
  • Healthy District of Columbia

Up to four and a half (4.5) CLE hours will be applied for as requested to different states, for a charge of $220.00. 

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