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FACT SHEET: Preemption of Paid Sick Time in Louisiana

When someone is sick or caring for a sick loved one, they should never be forced to choose between their health and their financial security. In Louisiana, this is the unfortunate reality for many workers in the private sector. Currently, Louisiana provides no guaranteed right to paid sick time, and many businesses do not provide paid time off or sick time under their own policies. Additionally, in Louisiana, a harmful state law prohibits municipalities from expanding access to paid sick time for their own communities, a concept otherwise known as abusive preemption. Despite this harmful state interference, A Better Balance, along with community members and elected leaders, are pushing back to protect workers’ health and safety.


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