In May 2023, Congress reintroduced the Healthy Families Act. The Healthy Families Act (HFA) sets a national paid sick days standard by providing workers in businesses with 15 or more employees to earn up to seven job-protected paid sick days each year. HFA specifies paid sick days can be used by survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking who need to take time off from work to seek medical attention, obtain assistance, seek services, seek relocation or take legal action to address the effects of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking for the employee or a family member.
FUTURES applauds this effort to create a national paid sick days landscape that provides workers with the time they need to care for themselves and their families. Please see the full bill text and our fact sheet on paid safe leave below.