Support Healthy Workplaces and Healthy Families by Providing Paid Sick Leave to Certain Employees

Last updated: Jun 4, 2017

Details about this bill
Category: Wage and Labor
Status: Defeated
Sponsor: Senator Rebecca Millett, Senate 29 - Cumberland County
Session: 128
Bill #: LD 1159



UPDATE: The House voted in favor of the bill, but the Senate insisted on their motion. The bill is dead once the House received the official notification from the Senate on Monday, June 5.

UPDATE: The Senate voted 20-15 Ought Not to Pass. It now heads to the House.


This bill creates a right to paid sick leave for employees not covered by a collective bargaining agreement who are employed by an employer that employs 50 or more employees. It also creates a right to unpaid sick leave for employees of an employer that employs fewer than 50 employees. This bill takes effect January 1, 2019.