Low-Wage Workers and Paid Leave

The DOL Blog has some interesting information from a Bureau of Labor Statistics article about leave benefits for private employees with different income levels.  According to the article, “less than two-thirds (61 percent) of workers in the private sector have access to paid sick leave [and] an even lower proportion (only 30 percent) of workers among the lowest paid 25 percent have access to paid sick leave.”  More information can be found here: https://blog.dol.gov/2015/06/08/lack-of-paid-leave-compounds-challenges-for-low-wage-workers/

And here: http://www.bls.gov/spotlight/2015/a-look-at-pay-at-the-top-the-bottom-and-in-between/home.htm

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