Sick-leave mandates make businesses queasy (Fortune Small Business)

Washington, D.C., is considering a requirement that all city businesses provide paid sick leave to their employees; I take a look at the issue for Fortune Small Business, which, for obvious reasons, is mostly concerned with what this means for you, Al “Small Business Owner” Franken:

Washington, D.C., is moving forward with a bill that would make it the second city in the U.S. to require all businesses, including those with fewer than 10 employees, to provide paid sick leave for their staff.

With a city council vote on the “Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act” currently scheduled for Feb. 5, local businesses, worker advocates, and elected officials are locked in a debate over whether the measure would be a drain or a boon for small businesses… [read more]