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Paid Sick Leave for Preventive Health Care and Healthy Lives

The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) highlighted some important statistics on the relationship between paid sick leave and preventive health care.

Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) took effect in 2010, health care access has opened up to numerous Americans, including low-income earners who were previously uninsured and women seeking preventive care. Unfortunately, too many Americans simply do not have the time to actually receive these services.

More than 40 million workers in the U.S. (39 percent) have no paid sick days and nearly 95 million workers (87 percent) have no paid family leave. 80 percent of low-wage workers earning $15,000 or less per year have no paid sick days.

Work protections such as paid sick leave and paid family and medical leave are crucial for preventive health care, which in turn is key for healthy and safe lives. Routine health checkups and screenings can help prevent or detect early on diseases and other health problems, but a 2015 study found that wo…

New Philadelphia Earned Sick Days Poster is Available

The Managing Director's Office has just released the paid sick days poster that must be shown at all workplaces in the city of Philadelphia beginning on May 13, 2015. You can download your copy here.

You can also download more materials about the earned sick days law from The Coalition for Healthy Families and Workplaces FAQ page.

If you have questions about earned sick days, contact the coalition at or contact the city at

For all information, please keep in mind that it is correct to the best of our knowledge, but it is not exhaustive and should not be taken as legal advice. It is possible that additional provisions or rules from the law, not described here, may apply to your specific circumstances. The City of Philadelphia is responsible for regulating and enforcing this law, and will make final decisions on its interpretation.

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