Thursday, April 14, 2011

Op-Ed: Philadelphia City Council should pass the Promoting Healthy Workplaces and Families bill

By AMANDA S. ARONOFF and CAROL GOERTZEL

What's the greatest asset to employers in this (or any) economic climate?

The answer doesn't involve the latest technology, best ad budget or even its product. The answer is much simpler: The greatest asset that employers have is their workforce.

Savvy employers know their workers are the lifeblood of their business and do their best to provide a safe, healthy working environment that maximizes productivity - and that should include the opportunity to earn paid sick days so an employee can take care of himself or a family member when they get sick. But 40 percent of workers in Philadelphia don't have the ability to earn sick days, forcing them to go to work sick, send their children to school sick or forgo a day's pay or potentially lose their job for taking a day off.

To read the full article, please visit The Philadelphia Daily News website.

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