Michigan lawmakers are working on legislation that would give workers paid sick leave whether they are part-time or full-time. State Representative Stephanie Chang is a bill sponsor.
“Our bill basically helps make sure that every single worker in Michigan has access to earned, paid sick time. For every 30 hours that you would work, you would get one hour of paid sick leave and this would accrue over time for each year,” she says.
The time would accrue up to 40 hours for a small business and up to 72 hours for large businesses. A 2016 study by the Michigan League for Public Policy shows that 44 percent of Michigan workers cannot take time off if they or a family member become ill.