National Partnership for Women & Families

Paid Sick Days

Vermont
State: Vermont
Subject: Job-Protected Leave, Paid Sick Days, Same Sex Partners and Leave, Domestic Violence and the Workplace
Bill: H. 208
Introduced and referred to House Committee on General, Housing & Military Affairs: 02/07/13
Hearing in Committee on General, Housing & Military Affairs: 04/18/13
Hearing in Committee on General, Housing & Military Affairs: 01/30/14
Passed House Committee on General, Housing & Military Affairs: 02/11/14
Summary:

Amends Vermont's Job-Protected Leave law to provide for earned paid sick and safe leave, called "paid health care time." Guarantees workers in businesses with more than four workers one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, up to 56 hours annually.

Paid health care time may be used by workers to recover from an illness or injury, care for a sick family member or seek medical care for themselves or a family member. Workers may use the paid health care time to obtain legal, medical, relocation or social services arising from domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking.

"Family member" is defined as a child, parent or parent-in-law, grandparent, spouse, domestic partner, stepchild, or foster child or ward of the worker who lives with the worker.

Bill text can be found here.

Entry updated as of: March 18, 2014.