CT’s paid sick leave law is good for business

Paid-sick-leaveA new report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research says a nearly-three-year-old Connecticut law requiring businesses to give paid sick leave to their employees has had little to no effect on businesses.

This despite arguments at the time that paid sick leave would scare companies out of Connecticut. Nope. Didn’t happen. In fact, more than three-quarters of the 251 businesses surveyed expressed support for the law.

And thanks, Leftover, for sending this along.

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9 Responses to CT’s paid sick leave law is good for business

  1. Jac says:

    This is good to know. I wish things like this would get more publicity in general. People should know that the scare tactics were baseless and the horrible outcome predicted by certain people didn’t happen. In light of the continued use of scare tactics, particularly coming from the tea party folks, it would be useful for some who are slightly influenced by them to have evidence like this to question their threats of doom.

    • leftover says:

      The most significant aspect of the report is the evidence proving fear promoted by political opposition to the concept is…generally…without foundation. Hopefully this will provide support for expanding the scope of the law both locally and nationally. (Most of the businesses affected by the law already provide paid sick leave to employees. All manufacturing businesses are exempt from the law as are most non-profit entities and businesses with fewer than 50 employees.)

  2. HC Here says:

    Just reading the Acknowledgements presents the whole clown car of liberal strugglers.

    Why not wait until you find some studies from unbiased groups such as Deloitte, Protiviti, or BDO?

  3. Mike the Heathen says:

    “Trend of More People Leaving Connecticut Than Moving In Worst in Nation”


    • Susan Campbell says:

      This would not surprise me, though I would not put the blame on paid sick leave laws. I would, instead, place it on our ridiculously expensive housing.

      • leftover says:

        Persistent unemployment might be a factor as well. (Connecticut wavered between 7.9% and 7.4% last year.
        But I doubt a law that affects about 16% of Connecticut’s workforce is causing a mass exodus. Especially considering that half of the businesses affected by the law already have paid sick leave policies in place.
        And because not everybody leaving Connecticut contracts with Atlas to transport their goodies, it might be a good idea to look at…oh…I don’t know…Census Data maybe?
        The Courant reports HERE that the census shows a net increase to Connecticut’s population 2010-2012. (ALIEN INVASION!)
        And THIS SITE maps Census data on where Connecticut’s migrants are relocating. (New York? Really?)

  4. HC Here says:

    It can’t be just the housing. Don’t forget:
    - high property taxes
    - high costs of energy
    - high costs of supporting state and municipal union workers
    - high level of regulation raising prices of labor on employers
    - high state income tax rate
    - crappy inner city schools eating up more and more taxes
    - increasing welfare state within Hartford, New Haven and Bridgeport with no end in sight