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Letter to the Editor in Response to “State Paid Sick Leave and Paid Sick-Leave Preemption Laws Across 50 U.S. States, 2009−2020”

      In “State Paid Sick Leave and Paid Sick-Leave Preemption Laws Across 50 U.S. States, 2009−2020,”
      • Pomeranz JL
      • Silver D
      • Lieff SA
      • Pagán JA.
      State paid sick leave and paid sick-leave preemption laws across 50 U.S. states, 2009-2020.
      the authors advocate for the passage of a national paid sick-leave (PSL) law. As the authors correctly point out, no current federal law guarantees workers the right to short-term or long-term PSL. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act provided some temporary protections to workers at the beginning of the pandemic, but these protections expired in 2021. Therefore, many workers across the U.S. have neither job nor income protections if they stay home from work with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19.
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