Earned Sick and Safe Time Fact Sheet

Main Street business owners know that an investment in our employees is an investment in our business. By providing the opportunity for our employees to earn paid sick days, similar to how they earn a wage, we know that we’re helping to keep our staff happy and healthy. A happy and healthy workforce is critical to all business success—regardless of size. A 2017 Main Street Alliance survey of nearly 1,800 small business owners in 17 states found that 64% of respondents supported a nation-wide paid sick days minimum standard like the Healthy Families Act. This increased to 73% when just looking at women small business owners and business owners of color.

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