Ms. Quinn continues to stall on the issue, saying that she is willing to keep discussing the idea. But she insists that a change would be harmful to businesses in the current economy, even though there is little evidence that sick-leave requirements have hurt job markets. The bill is scheduled for a hearing next month. If it passes muster at the Civil Service and Labor Committee as expected, Ms. Quinn should allow a vote.Local members of Congress are also urging a vote.
- Let's say you have a doctor's note saying you can only work part-time for a while, but your boss says it's full-time or nothing. What are your rights?
- Hostess workers are getting TAA benefits. The Heritage Foundation is not pleased.
- Does school reform perpetuate inequity?
- Weight Watchers is paying big bucks to its celebrity spokespeople, but its rank-and-file workers, not so much. Steven Greenhouse reports:
Employees — many of them leaders like Ms. Williams who run meetings — have inundated an internal company Web site with complaints about poor wages and being pressured to work many hours unpaid.
Some leaders say that the $18 base rate for running meetings has not increased in more than a decade, and many complain that they receive no mileage reimbursement for the first 40 miles driven each day. Some also assert that a major reason Weight Watchers keeps its pay so paltry is that the overwhelming majority of its employees are women.