CARSON CITY, Nev. -- Nevada would become the eighth state in the U.S. requiring many private companies to give workers paid sick leave under a bill passed by state senators Tuesday.
Businesses with 50 or more employees that have operated in the state for one year would be required to give workers at least 24 hours, equivalent to three work days, of sick paid sick leave a year with full pay. Workers would become eligible for the benefit after three months on the job.
The legislation excludes government, administrative, construction, temporary, nonprofit, religious and certain hospital workers.
The Democratic-led Senate passed the bill 12-9 along party lines, with one independent senator in favor. It goes next to the Assembly, also controlled by Democrats.