Interactive Overview of Paid Sick Time Laws in the United States

In the United States, dozens of jurisdictions—including states, cities, and counties—have paid sick time laws on the books. This section of our website provides an interactive and customizable comparison of these laws.

Compare Paid Sick Time Laws and Generate a Custom Comparison Chart

Click to visit the search page where you can:

  • Compare and contrast various paid sick time laws of your choosing
  • Filter and sort data by a variety of factors, including location and law specifics
  • Generate a custom PDF containing the data of your choosing

View Individual Paid Sick Time Laws

Click on an individual city, state, or county below to view an overview of its paid sick time law, with the option of exporting the information as a PDF.

Note: Click here to view local paid sick time laws that are no longer in effect.

Note: Click here to learn more about three statewide paid time off laws that can be used for both health-related purposes and other reasons.

The overview includes a range of information, including but not limited to: covered workers; covered family members; applicable waiting periods, accrual rates, yearly caps, carry-over provisions, and treatment of workers covered by collective bargaining agreements; whether sick time can be used for “safe time” purposes related to domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking; enforcement; and more.

Please note that these paid sick time materials do not represent an exhaustive overview of the state, county, and city paid sick time laws described, and it does not constitute legal advice. It is possible that additional provisions not described in these materials may apply to a worker’s specific circumstances or category of employment.

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