Small business owners in Madison, WI are concerned about a new Sick Leave Ordinance the city is contemplating passing. The sick leave ordinance would guarantee 9 or 10 paid sick leave days for employees of any business in the Madison area. For the small business owner with 10 or fewer employees, this could be a costly expense. They would be required to pay employees for a sick leave day if the employee takes it whether they are sick or not. Small businesses may not be set up to handle that type of overhead.
Madison, WI small business owners should investigate their chances of opposing the passing of such an ordinance in order to preserve their capital integrity.