DENVER (CBS4) – A bill at the Colorado state Capitol that pushed for one hour of earned sick leave for every 30 hours worked has died for the third straight year.

Businesses would have had to offer nine days total and it would have allowed for workers to bank unused sick time.

Lawmakers say 43 percent of all workers in Colorado don’t have paid sick leave.

“Right now we’re one of only industrialized countries in the world that does not provide any kind of paid sick leave at all, and many people who have this benefit at work don’t realize that 43 percent of workers or about 813,000 workers in Colorado do not have this right,” said Sen. Morgan Carroll, D-Aurora.

Carroll also says paid sick days would also help families whose children get sick.


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