The legislature's Labor Committee will vote soon on a bill (SB 913) to mandate paid sick leave in the state.

Today, the committee is holding a public hearing on the bill and CBIA is submitting testimony from hundreds of businesses telling the real story of mandatory paid sick leave: There's no such thing as a free lunch. Everyone will pay for it--employers, employees, and CT's struggling economy.

In this press release, you'll see a full sampling of what businesses are saying.

The list of those testifying at today's committee hearing includes Michael Saltsman, a research fellow at the non-profit  Employment Policies Institute. Saltsman told reporters that mandatory paid sick leave has a negative effect on overall employment levels.