In March, the D.C. government adopted the Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act, a law that forces employers to provide paid sick leave.

Most people naturally respond to this news by cheering the D.C. government: after all, who doesn’t recognize the need for workers to take time off due to illness? 

As IWF’s vice president for policy and economics, Carrie Lukas writes: “The problem with this reaction, however, is that it focuses solely on the recipients of the new benefit without considering the other side of the ledger: those who bear the costs and suffer from the mandate’s unintended consequences.”

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