Taking the Next Step: What Can the U.S. Learn about Sick Leave from New Zealand?
Publication Date: January 2005
Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy
Author(s): Jodie Levin-Epstein
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Coverage: United States
This policy brief, based on the report High Wire Act and the second in the Work-Life Balance Series, looks at what New Zealand has done to provide paid sick days for its workers. Drawing from the New Zealand experience, the brief then provides recommendations on what United States policymakers can do to ensure that workers have paid sick days.