(This post originally appeared on Philly.com)
Paid time off for vacation, sickness, or family leave is among the most requested employee benefits. But not enough employers are getting the message.
That was the conclusion of a 2018 study of more than 1,000 employees nationwide conducted by T-Sheets, a subsidiary of accounting software maker Intuit. The survey founded that although three-quarters of American workers say it’s very important for employers to provide paid vacation, sick time, or holidays, almost a third of companies (31 percent) don’t provide paid time off at all.
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The problem has become significant enough that governments are stepping in. Many states and cities are requiring employers to provide mandatory time off for sick employees or those needing family leave.