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Here's a Tip: When Restaurant and Hotel Workers Don't Have Paid Sick Days, It Hurts Us All

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Publication Date: February 2007

Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy

Author(s): Jodie Levin-Epstein

Topic: Business (Hospitality and tourism business)
Labor (Labor conditions, wages, salaries, and benefits)

Coverage: United States


Restaurant and hotel workers are typically low-paid employees, and their employers rarely provide them with paid sick days. Instead, these workers are forced to make difficult choices when they or their family members are sick, including coming to work sick--which also presents a public health risk. This fact sheet details both the need for paid sick days for restaurant and hotel workers and some current efforts to ensure that workers have them.


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