D.C. city council approves sick-leave mandate (Fortune Small Business)

The D.C. city council voted yesterday to approve its worker sick leave bill. Next up, another vote!

The Washington, D.C., city council voted 11-2 last night to approve a bill requiring all employers to grant sick leave to their workers, but the proposal still has hurdles to clear before becoming law.

The Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act mandates that all businesses within the District provide their employees with leave time, which can be used in cases of illness or domestic abuse or to care for a sick family member… [read more]