UPDATE: (Feb. 14, 7:46 a.m.) -- The Sick Leave Amendments bill failed in the House Business and Labor Committee Thursday.
(Original story) -- Soon, you may be able to call in sick to work, even if you're not sick.
H.B. 69, sponsored by Rep. Patrice Arent, would allow some Utahns to use accrued sick leave to care for an immediate family member.
This includes: a spouse, domestic partner, child, foster child, step-child, grandchild, parent, step-parent, mother- or father-in-law, sibling, grandparent or any individual for whom the employee is a legal guardian.
Employers would be required to grant certain employees permission to use their sick days to care for a family member.
If an employer refuses to accept the sick call, a complaint could be filed with the Division of Antidiscrimination and Labor.