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WASHINGTON-A recent report released by the Economic Policy Institute noted that more than one-third of U.S. employees don’t get paid when they have to stay home from work due to illness. Adding to this, those without sick paid days tend to be lower-paid workers.

The study analyzed data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and found that 38 percent of private-sector workers received no paid sick time. Eighty-six percent of the highest-paid workers in private industry had access to sick days, compared with 19 percent of the lowest-paid workers.

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