Study: No sick time for many San Diego jobs
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A new study finds about 44 percent of the private-sector workforce in San Diego doesn't get paid sick time.
U-T San Diego says (http://bit.ly/1puBSCj ) the report from the Institute for Women's Policy Research concludes that of the 430,000 employees who don't get sick leave, nearly 150,000 are in the largely part-time retail and tourism industries.
The research comes a month after Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez introduced a bill to require all state employers provide paid sick time to their workers.
Under the bill, workers could accrue one hour for every 30 worked up to 24 hours in a year.
The measure drew fierce criticism from the business community, which said the benefit would increase cost and limit hiring.
Information from: U-T San Diego, http://www.utsandiego.com