Next month, New York City will become the latest city to require mandatory sick leave for private employers. Ever since San Francisco became the first city to implement such an ordinance in 2007, several cities and states have adopted similar measures.

A new FindLaw survey found that seventy-one percent of Americans say they support such measures, while only 10 percent oppose them.

The New York City ordinance will require that businesses with 20 or more employees provide five paid days off each year for employees who are ill or caring for a sick family member. Smaller businesses will have to provide five unpaid sick days.

More than 20 cities and states are currently considering similar moves. However, other states have passed measures prohibiting cities from imposing mandatory sick leave laws.

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