Posted at: 01/20/2013 8:10 PM
The early and deadly flu season is also drawing renewed attention to mandatory paid sick leave.
Only in Connecticut, Washington D.C, Seattle, and San Francisco require businesses to provide paid sick leave.
Advocates see it as a public health priority. Others say it's impractical and an unfair burden for small businesses. Just last year, Representative Ryan Winkler introduced a bill in the Minnesota legislature that would require paid sick leave be accrued.
That bill is in committee.