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New Report Argues For Need For State Law On Paid Sick Leave

The Austin-based Center for Public Policy Priorities says Texas would benefit from a statewide policy requiring paid sick time off

Mia Ibarra is the deputy legislative and policy director at the Center for Public Policy Priorities in Austin.

Texas is like a majority of states when it comes to making employers offer paid sick leave: It doesn’t.

A report by the Austin-based Center for Public Policy Priorities argues the entire state would benefit if all employers were required to pay for their employees’ sick time.

We discuss it with Mia Ibarra, deputy legislative and policy director with CPPP.

Click on the audio below to listen the conversation.

 

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Florian Martin

Florian Martin

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Florian Martin is currently the News 88.7 business reporter. Florian’s stories can frequently be heard on other public radio stations throughout Texas and on NPR nationwide. Some of them have earned him awards from Texas AP Broadcasters and the Houston Press Club. Florian is a native of Germany. His studies...

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