Federal law does not require employers to provide any paid sick leave to employees. However, in recent years, a growing number of states have passed paid sick leave laws. These laws require private employers to provide employees with at least a few paid sick days each year. Rules regarding covered employers, eligible employees, and leave accrual vary by state. To date, the following states have paid sick leave laws: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington. A growing number of city and local governments have passed similar laws, including Washington D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and New York City.
Arizona employees are entitled to paid leave for illness and other reasons.
California employers must provide paid sick leave to employees. Here's how the law works.
Paid Sick Leave in Massachusetts
All employers in Massachusetts must provide sick leave to employees.
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