Paid sick leave not a burden on CT businesses

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Two years ago CT became the first state to require businesses with 50 or more employees to cover sick leave for workers. A new survey finds that, despite concerns, the policy has largely been a non-issue for CT businesses. The change in policy had little impact and little to no cost for companies but did improve morale, reduce the spread of illness and improve productivity. 89% of employers already offered sick leave benefits to workers before the law but that rate is up and the number of sick days covered is also up since the law passed. 77% of businesses are now very or somewhat supportive of the policy.