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Businesses, employees, and the COVID-19 pandemic

The coronavirus outbreak quickly spreading across the country is forcing major American companies to rethink how they approach paid sick leave. More than 30 million U.S. workers — manylow-wage service employees at restaurants, stores, and airports — lack access to sick pay. This fact raises fears that the epidemic could escalate if infected workers do not feel that they can afford to…