Study: No sick time for many San Diego jobs

SAN DIEGO - 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 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.

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