NFIB Study Says Mandatory Sick Leave is a “Job Killer”

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A group of independent businesses in Ohio says the mandatory sick leave ballot issue is a job killer, according to a study they’ve paid for.

The issue would require businesses with more than 25 employees to provide seven paid sick days per worker. The study commissioned by the National Federation of Independent Business Ohio says if the issue passes, it would cost 75-thousand Ohio jobs and nearly nine and a half billion dollars in sales statewide.

And they say it’ll cost employers more than a billion dollars to implement. With all that in mind, Ty Pine with the NFIB Ohio says there’s no chance of a compromise if the issues’ backers stick with their demands.

Gov. Ted Strickland was hoping to broker a compromise between business groups and Ohioans for Health Families, a coalition of labor unions, consumer and civil rights organizations and Democratic groups and elected officials.

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