Are US workers entitled to paid sick leave?

There is no federal law mandating sick leave. However, many states and cities require sick leave by law. In practice, US employers offer some form of paid sick leave to their employees.

There is no federal law that mandates sick leave. However, a number of states and cities do require employers to offer sick leave by law. For instance, the state of Massachusetts mandates 5 days of sick leave.

In reality, despite there being no federal law, US workers are offered some form of paid sick leave from their employer. The terms of this paid leave varies from employer to employer, and in accordance with the state’s rules and regulations too.

If you would like to learn more about paid sick leave in the US, you can read more about it here on our blog. Foothold America will handle the HR logistics if you’d like to hire a US employee on behalf of your UK business.

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