"It's gross. Nobody wants to have anyone preparing their food when they're sick," Shallal says.A lot of Americans get paid sick leave, including many who work at small businesses. A study issued in July by the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that 66 percent of small businesses, those with up to 499 workers, provided paid sick leave. Among companies with fewer than 50 workers, half provided leave. Eighty-two percent of workers at companies with 500 or more employees have paid sick leave.
Small Business Squabbles Over Paid Sick Time Laws
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