Earl Poleski http://michiganradio.org en Blocking cities from adopting paid sick leave ordinances http://michiganradio.org/post/blocking-cities-adopting-paid-sick-leave-ordinances <p></p><p>Lawmakers in Lansing are moving to block local cities and towns from passing any laws requiring businesses to offer sick leave to their workers.<br><br>Such laws have been passed in Seattle, San Francisco and several other major cities. The entire state of Connecticut, and New York City are expected to soon pass a sick leave ordinance.</p><p>Backers of these "paid sick leave" ordinances say they're designed to protect people in lower-paying jobs - the workers who stand to lose their jobs if they try to call in sick.<br><br>Republican Representative Earl Poleski of Jackson is sponsoring one of the bills that would block local governments from putting paid sick leave ordinances into place.</p><p>He joined us to talk about his bill.</p><p>Listen to the full interview above. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 21:12:36 +0000 Stateside Staff 12165 at http://michiganradio.org Blocking cities from adopting paid sick leave ordinances