Seattle, the New 'People's Republic'

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    Can you still get circumsized ?
     
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    people to get 5 paid sick days.....but people at companies with 250+ employees get 9 sick days....?

    is this because people who work for large companies get sick more often than people working for smaller companies....? :cuckoo:

    liberal logic at work here methinks....(i.e. target big business)
     
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    That's a joke right?
     
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    Nope.
    A law of this nature hurt the employees it was intended to help in San Francisco after being passed.

    Seattle Adopts Paid Sick Leave Mandate - In Charge - WSJ

    Plus, there are murky constitutional issues concerning this type of labor law. Hell, I guess we don't need a Federal overseer when it comes to labor laws. Might as well dissolve the Fed and let the nation descend into 10,000 city-states.
    Spartaaaa!
     
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    Laws like this always come about as a reaction to previous wrong doing by employers. Good employers don't have a problem with this because they already provide sick days. It's the employers that will fire an employee for getting sick who don't like it. The thing I don't like about it is that in many cases, employees look at the sick days as free days that they can use as vacation days if they don't use them from being sick. Because of that, employers tend to keep wages down. What can be effective though is to reward workers who don't use their sick days with bonuses.
     
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    Munincipal micro-management of sick leave in the private sector. Lenin would be proud.
     
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    So you don't think labor laws should apply to private business? :eusa_eh:

    They should be able to ignore child labor laws, the 40hr work week, the CRA, the FLA, etc.?

    You might disagree with this particular law, but asking why labor laws should apply to private business sure sounds like a joke to me.
     
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    Only specific munincipal micro labor laws like this that are disguised to help the proletariat, when indeed, they end up hurting them and stifle small business.
    Nice try tho' at 'moving the goalposts' to federal labor law.
    Spaaarta!!
     

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