Despite Conservative’s best efforts at promulgating lies, Connecticut has shown that in Real Life, paid sick leave does NOT hurt business.
Using data drawn from a survey of Connecticut employers and on-site interviews, the authors analyzed the impact of the state’s pathbreaking new law. Though lobbyists and some employers in the state expressed concern that the law would negatively affect employers, the report demonstrates that these fears were unfounded. In fact, in several of the sectors most directly affected by the legislation – such as hospitality and health services – employment actually rose.
The full report is a PDF link on that site.