Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: Conn. becomes 1st state requiring paid sick time

  1. #1
    Debate MMA
    Prof. Peabody's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Last Seen
    07-30-12 @ 11:42 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    1,361

    Conn. becomes 1st state requiring paid sick time

    Conn. becomes 1st state requiring paid sick time

    By STEPHEN SINGER, AP Business Writer 2 hours ago

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Connecticut has become the first state to require businesses to offer employees paid sick time.

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Tuesday that he signed the law requiring businesses in the service industry with 50 or more employees to allow workers to accrue one hour of sick time for every 40 hours worked. The law takes effect Jan. 1.

    The Associated Press: Conn. becomes 1st state requiring paid sick time
    Holy Cow, even the libs running California aren't that dumb. Small businesses will simply dry up and blow away. I knew there was a darn good reason I packed up and moved out of Connecticut in 1986. Those legislators are absolutely crazy.
    "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." - John Adams

  2. #2
    Sage
    VanceMack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:34 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    54,618

    Re: Conn. becomes 1st state requiring paid sick time

    Quote Originally Posted by Prof. Peabody View Post
    Holy Cow, even the libs running California aren't that dumb. Small businesses will simply dry up and blow away. I knew there was a darn good reason I packed up and moved out of Connecticut in 1986. Those legislators are absolutely crazy.
    Im betting a lot of businesses at or near 50 will be letting people go and not rehiring for those positions. I can see this in a skilled labor position, but not in a service indsutry.

    Oh...and hey...I notice a linked article there that led to a story about the democrat Connecticut governor laying off union workers. Now...why havent we heard much about this???

  3. #3
    Debate MMA
    Prof. Peabody's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Last Seen
    07-30-12 @ 11:42 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    1,361

    Re: Conn. becomes 1st state requiring paid sick time

    I hadn't heard that.
    "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." - John Adams

  4. #4
    Sage
    VanceMack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:34 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    54,618

    Re: Conn. becomes 1st state requiring paid sick time

    Quote Originally Posted by Prof. Peabody View Post
    I hadn't heard that.
    Im not shocked. Its only in states with a republican governor cutting union jobs that people are loosing their ****ing minds. Dont hear too much about the cuts in dem controlled states even pretty much everyone realizes their fiscal stupidity is driving them all to the poorhouse.

    Conn. unions ask to reopen budget talks with Gov - NewsTimes

  5. #5
    Student krickitt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Battleground AZ
    Last Seen
    07-11-11 @ 11:18 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    188

    Re: Conn. becomes 1st state requiring paid sick time

    So-- kids that work fast food, (many fast food joints own SEVERAL of them)-- those kids can now party on Friday night, call in sick on Saturday, and get PAID??? As a parent of 5 kids I am saying that is absurd!
    I've never been able to understand why a Republican contributor is a 'fat cat' and a Democratic contributor of the same amount of money is a 'public-spirited philanthropist'.
    Ronald Reagan

  6. #6
    Defender of the Faith
    ludahai's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Taichung, Taiwan - 2017 East Asian Games Candidate City
    Last Seen
    07-03-13 @ 02:22 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    10,320

    Re: Conn. becomes 1st state requiring paid sick time

    Quote Originally Posted by Prof. Peabody View Post
    Holy Cow, even the libs running California aren't that dumb. Small businesses will simply dry up and blow away. I knew there was a darn good reason I packed up and moved out of Connecticut in 1986. Those legislators are absolutely crazy.
    Not that I support the law (I will read more on it before I decide what I think about it) but how many 'small businesses' hire 50 employees?
    Semper Paratus
    Boston = City of Champions: Bruins 2011; Celtics 2008; Red Sox 2004, 2007; Patriots 2002, 2004, 2005
    Jon Huntsman for President

  7. #7
    Defender of the Faith
    ludahai's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Taichung, Taiwan - 2017 East Asian Games Candidate City
    Last Seen
    07-03-13 @ 02:22 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    10,320

    Re: Conn. becomes 1st state requiring paid sick time

    Quote Originally Posted by krickitt View Post
    So-- kids that work fast food, (many fast food joints own SEVERAL of them)-- those kids can now party on Friday night, call in sick on Saturday, and get PAID??? As a parent of 5 kids I am saying that is absurd!
    The article linked in the OP gives very little information, so that is impossible to tell if that is doable or not. And unfortunately, my computer at work is screwing up now so I can't look for more information... argh!!!
    Semper Paratus
    Boston = City of Champions: Bruins 2011; Celtics 2008; Red Sox 2004, 2007; Patriots 2002, 2004, 2005
    Jon Huntsman for President

  8. #8
    Sage

    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    USA
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 10:49 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    9,812

    Re: Conn. becomes 1st state requiring paid sick time

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Im not shocked. Its only in states with a republican governor cutting union jobs that people are loosing their ****ing minds. Dont hear too much about the cuts in dem controlled states even pretty much everyone realizes their fiscal stupidity is driving them all to the poorhouse.

    Conn. unions ask to reopen budget talks with Gov - NewsTimes
    My wife is a union member and gets a monthly propaganda magazine. The last magazine had articles about how the republicans are cutting public sector unions not out of any sense of fiscal responsbility but only for power.

    While they listed all of the states making changes, they only discussed republicans that were making the cuts and never mentioned democrats or gave any indication that some of the states making cuts were democrat controlled. The only way you could put that together, is if you were political savvy enough.
    Last edited by buck; 07-06-11 at 08:13 AM.

  9. #9
    long standing member
    justabubba's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:55 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    36,129

    Re: Conn. becomes 1st state requiring paid sick time

    Quote Originally Posted by krickitt View Post
    So-- kids that work fast food, (many fast food joints own SEVERAL of them)-- those kids can now party on Friday night, call in sick on Saturday, and get PAID??? As a parent of 5 kids I am saying that is absurd!
    and they can still be terminated for abusing sick leave ... or any other reason the business owner would choose to cite
    you mistake the accruing of sick leave with the ability to abuse accrued sick leave
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

  10. #10
    Sage
    cpwill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    USofA
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 11:30 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    57,077

    Re: Conn. becomes 1st state requiring paid sick time

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Not that I support the law (I will read more on it before I decide what I think about it) but how many 'small businesses' hire 50 employees?
    my uncle's has 60.

    currently. he's waiting to see how much his costs improve from Obamacare and if they hike taxes or pass Cap-n-Tax.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •