Are you voting for the ballot issue that will give all employees 7 paid sick days a year?

Yes, I want paid sick days and will vote for it because it helps me - why not?
7% (5 votes)
Yes, All businesses can afford this. $10 an hour is only $560 + fica + taxes +++ = only $800 per employee.
6% (4 votes)
Yes, unemployment here is lower than some other places at only 10%. This isn't going to cause closings or layoffs, right?
0% (0 votes)
Yes, I can't wait to stick it to the man. I'm going to vote myself health care too.
6% (4 votes)
No, voters shouldn't be able to mandate the benefits a business offers.
82% (58 votes)
Total votes: 71
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It's been a tough couple of years for small businesses in Ohio. Minimum wage has increased almost $2 an hour since 2006. Many businesses operate with base pay levels for various hourly positions. When the voters forced an increase in the lowest wage level, the wage levels immediately above had to increase by a similar amount, to maintain proper remuneration for skill levels and contribution. You can't have a dishwasher getting paid more than the salad prep person or other kitchen jobs that require more skills. Likewise if the salad person gets an hourly increase, the fry cook must get one to keep the cook wages higher.

This proposed law will cost a small business owner $800 for every $10 hour employee they have. 35 employees = about $30 grand a year. Under the provisions of the rediculous proposal, a business owner can no longer penalize someone for coming in late, as the employee can claim they weren't feeling well and use 1 hour of their accumulated sick time. I suppose they could use the same excuse for being 15 minutes late.

I'm starting to get sick of all this.

Big Jim

Big Jim

now, thanks for posting bigjim.

Ohio is the worst place to run a business. If the voters want to dictate to business how to run, the state should buy out those businesses and stick the know-it-all voters in there to run them. They wouldn't last long and the businesses would go belly up real soon. I'm fed up with the voter initiatives dictating to a private business.

The government invariably regulates business when and where no regulation should take place, and fails dismally to regulate business in situations that require jack booted SWAT teams augmented by the K9 corp.

If Ohio government wants to regulate something, why not cut the cost of utilities by half or more. Lower rates would help everyone (except utilities) and attract business.

Mad Jack
Mad Jack's Shack

but it will inevitably pass because the less informed voter will view it as 7 free days off a year and vote it into law without thoughts or regards to the detrimental impact it will have on businesses and employment in Ohio.

- Just the KAT, thinking out loud again.

If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth. ~Japanese Proverb

I, too, will be voting no as it was mentioned above, I am sick of these voter initiated ballots that dictate what a business can and cannot due. We wonder why this state is falling behind other states in regards to employment, when our best prospect for a bright economic future are the small businesses that we keep trying to control.

per year, we get called into the office for disciplinary action. So I can call in sick more often if this law passes - Yeah for govt intervention !~ lol