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Safe leave bill needs justification


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 30, 2012

~~<p>While there have been cases of private-sector employees losing their jobs because of absenteeism due not only to sickness but from situations stemming from domestic violence, government intervention would be an extraordinary and wrong reaction.</p>
<p>Private business rightfully appeared in large numbers at the Legislature this week to protest legislation to mandate paid sick or safe days off, which would add to Hawaii&rsquo;s reputation as onerous to businesses, an absurd message during this stage of the economy.</p>
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While there have been cases of private-sector employees losing their jobs because of absenteeism due not only to sickness but from situations stemming from domestic violence, government intervention would be an extraordinary and wrong reaction.

Private business rightfully appeared in large numbers at the Legislature this week to protest legislation to mandate paid sick or safe days off, which would add to Hawaii’s reputation as onerous to businesses, an absurd message during this stage of the economy. Login for more...



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