Sen. Tim Kaine proposes bill to guarantee paid sick leave for American workers
by Ezra Hercyk
FILE PHOTO - U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) gives a thumbs-up as he makes his way to a closed-door briefing on Ukraine at the U.S. Capitol on March 02, 2023, in Washington, DC. (Credit: Kevin Dietsch, Getty Images)

Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, alongside his Democratic colleagues, has introduced legislation aiming to guarantee paid sick leave for workers across the United States. The Healthy Families Act of 2023 would enable employees to accumulate up to seven paid days of sick leave, which can be utilized for personal illness, accessing preventive care, caring for sick family members, or attending school meetings related to a child's health condition or disability.


Currently, the U.S. lacks provisions for paid time off for short-term illnesses and paid leave for family and medical needs or emergencies.

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