Yes. Several states and cities have required paid leave. Connecticut enacted the first state-wide paid leave law in 2012. Nearly 20% of businesses had to scale back on employee benefits and / or reduce paid leave benefits to account for the costs of the new law (Employment Policies study). In San Francisco, 18.7% of leisure and hospitality workers faced layoffs or hour reduction as a direct result of the ordinance (Institute for Women’s Policy study).
Yes. Under the bill, even an employee who works just a few hours a week will accrue paid leave at the same rate as a full-time employee.