Portland council to hear arguments about paid sick leave proposal

Portland Press Herald

An April 16, 2018, memo from Maine Center for Economic Policy analyst James Myall for the SMWC concludes that the ordinance could help 19,000 employees, 10,600 of them part-time workers unlikely to accrue the full 40 hours at one job.

Myall drew his conclusions from federal and state data that determined there are almost 67,000 workers in the city, including almost 27,000 in part-time jobs. He also concluded the cost to employers would be offset by reduced turnover, higher productivity and fewer workplace injuries.

Click here to read the full story, first published April 7, 2019 in the Portland Press Herald.