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Why do some people get paid for sick days, and others don’t?

Did you know that in the United States, there is no federal law mandating employers to allow employees to take even a single day off for being sick, paid or unpaid?  That’s right, not one day off whether paid or unpaid to see the doctor or stay home and rest. And as a result, in many cases, there is nothing to stop an employer from firing an employee who takes off the time he/she needs to get well. Learn more about this issue and see what people are doing to make change.

Why do some people get parental leave, and others don’t?

Did you know that in the United States, there is no federal law mandating employers to give employees any paid maternity or paternity leave? That right, not even one day of paid leave after giving birth or adopting. And unpaid parental leave is only federally protected for up to 12 weeks, and only if you have been at your job for more than a year. Learn more about this issue and see what people are doing to make change.

Why do some people get paid for holiday or vacation time, and others don’t?

Did you know that in the United States, there is no federal law mandating employers to give employees any paid holiday or vacation time?  That’s right, not a single paid day off—not even for public holidays. Learn more about this issue and see what people are doing to make change.