In September, the U.S. Department of Labor began requiring businesses to provide paid sick leave to all employees, a policy designed to help workers who can’t afford to take time off.
The federal government also announced an extension of unemployment insurance (UI) benefits for federal workers and businesses to April 25.
But the new policy is not enough to cover all the workers who are eligible for paid sick time, according to an analysis of state laws by the Economic Policy Institute.
In addition to paying out cash to workers who need the time, the government also provides an additional $1,000 to help businesses with the cost of the paid sick days.
This helps them cover their costs and gives businesses more flexibility in how they organize their employees, according the report.
According to the EPI, the cost to the state of paying for paid leave varies widely from state to state.
In New York City, for instance, it’s $2,400, but in Maryland it’s just $1 per week.
In Wisconsin, the maximum cost is $2 per week, and in California, it costs just $500 per week in some states.
The report said that this means that in the three months following the implementation of the new state law, the average worker was paid out $4,500 in benefits.
That’s a difference of $2.6 million over three years, which is $7.2 million less than the $9.4 million paid out in the previous three years.
“The cost of paying sick leave in states with high unemployment rates, where workers are not well paid, is far greater than in states where unemployment is low,” the report said.
“It also means that even if businesses were able to pay workers less than $1/week, they still face significant economic cost as they struggle to pay for sick leave.”
In other words, the EPEI report finds that if the government pays out less money to workers than it spends on paying for sick time and unemployment benefits, it will be even more expensive to cover the cost.
But not all states are as generous.
In some states, employers have to cover only part of the cost for workers who don’t have insurance or can’t find a job.
For example, a California state law requires employers to cover 50 percent of any wages workers make up to a certain point, which means that workers who make less than that amount would have to pay out more than $5,000 per week for any given week.
But other states have different rules for paying out the maximum amount.
Some employers must pay up to 75 percent of the wages workers earn, according a study by the Institute for Policy Studies, a liberal think tank.
And some states require that employers pay employees who are out of work for 30 days or more for unpaid sick leave.
Other states do not pay employees for paid time off at all.
For instance, Connecticut requires that employers provide paid leave for at least 30 days, but it doesn’t cover the costs of unpaid sick time or unemployment benefits.
In Iowa, employers are required to provide 60 days of paid sick and unemployment leave, but employers are allowed to pay only 20 days of that.
Many states have laws that allow employers to offer workers up to 10 days of unpaid time off each year.
But not all have a similar policy for paid and unpaid sick and vacation leave.
And many states have policies that restrict workers’ access to paid time.
The EPEA study found that some states allow employers and employees to have different policies on how many days of sick and paid time they are allowed.
There are other costs to covering sick time for workers in the U-verse world.
A worker in Minnesota who is a U-haul driver could end up getting $10,000 in unpaid sick days for every day they are on the job, according, the study.
A Wisconsin worker could end it up costing $25,000 for every two days he’s out of the office.