HR 1876

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 1876

To allow Americans to earn paid sick time so that they can address their own health needs and the health needs of their families.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 12, 2011

Ms. DELAURO (for herself, Mr. GEORGE MILLER of California, Ms. CASTOR of Florida, Mr. DAVIS of Illinois, Ms. SCHAKOWSKY, Mr. BRADY of Pennsylvania, Mr. JACKSON of Illinois, Mr. CONNOLLY of Virginia, Ms. RICHARDSON, Mr. CONYERS, Ms. TSONGAS, Ms. LINDA T. SANCHEZ of California, Ms. MOORE, Mr. STARK, Mrs. CHRISTENSEN, Mrs. CAPPS, Mr. OLVER, Mr. ACKERMAN, Ms. LEE of California, Ms. SPEIER, Mrs. MALONEY, Mr. FILNER, Ms. CLARKE of New York, Ms. BASS of California, Mr. SERRANO, Mr. SCHIFF, Mr. SARBANES, Mr. LUJAN, Mr. TONKO, Ms. FUDGE, Ms. BALDWIN, Mr. TOWNS, Ms. NORTON, Mr. LANGEVIN, Mr. ISRAEL, Mr. COURTNEY, Mr. HOLT, Mr. LEWIS of Georgia, Mrs. LOWEY, Mr. NADLER, Mr. VAN HOLLEN, Mr. GRIJALVA, Mr. KILDEE, Mr. ELLISON, Ms. SCHWARTZ, Mr. HONDA, Ms. BROWN of Florida, Ms. HIRONO, Mr. CLAY, Mr. KUCINICH, Mr. BACA, Mr. HASTINGS of Florida, Mr. BISHOP of New York, Mr. PALLONE, Ms. PINGREE of Maine, Mr. MCGOVERN, Mr. FATTAH, Mr. MORAN, Mr. SHERMAN, Mr. BLUMENAUER, Ms. WOOLSEY, Ms. MCCOLLUM, Mrs. MCCARTHY of New York, Ms. ESHOO, Mrs. DAVIS of California, Ms. ZOE LOFGREN of California, Ms. EDWARDS, Mr. WAXMAN, Mr. SCOTT of Virginia, Mr. PRICE of North Carolina, Ms. CHU, Mr. MARKEY, Mr. TIERNEY, Mr. MURPHY of Connecticut, Mr. HINCHEY, Mr. PASTOR of Arizona, Ms. WASSERMAN SCHULTZ, Ms. BERKLEY, Mr. GENE GREEN of Texas, Mr. GUTIERREZ, Mr. CARNAHAN, Mr. LARSON of Connecticut, and Mr. RYAN of Ohio) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform and House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To allow Americans to earn paid sick time so that they can address their own health needs and the health needs of their families.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

SEC. 3. PURPOSES.

SEC. 4. DEFINITIONS.

(aa) any person who acts, directly or indirectly, in the interest of an employer to any of the employees of such employer; and

(bb) any successor in interest of an employer;

SEC. 5. PROVISION OF PAID SICK TIME.

SEC. 6. POSTING REQUIREMENT.

SEC. 7. PROHIBITED ACTS.

SEC. 8. ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY.

(aa) any wages, salary, employment benefits, or other compensation denied or lost by reason of the violation; or

(bb) in a case in which wages, salary, employment benefits, or other compensation have not been denied or lost, any actual monetary losses sustained as a direct result of the violation up to a sum equal to 56 hours of wages or salary for the employee or individual;

SEC. 9. COLLECTION OF DATA ON PAID SICK TIME AND FURTHER STUDY.

SEC. 10. EFFECT ON OTHER LAWS.

SEC. 11. EFFECT ON EXISTING EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS.

SEC. 12. ENCOURAGEMENT OF MORE GENEROUS LEAVE POLICIES.

SEC. 13. REGULATIONS.

SEC. 14. EFFECTIVE DATES.

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