A federal law mandating paid sick leave for new employees was meant to provide relief for some 2 million workers who were laid off or otherwise let go from their jobs in the wake of the Great Recession.
But the new law also provides an opportunity for millions of other workers who have no access to paid sick time, as well as millions of low-wage workers who are forced to work as long as they can.
The lottery is meant to allow employers to fill jobs at a lower wage by providing workers with paid sick days.
But in order to qualify for the lottery, employers will have to show that they would be unable to hire the workers in the current job market without the help.
If the law passes, those employees will be able to claim the pay they would otherwise receive for working at a higher wage.
“It’s really about making sure that people are working,” said Jessica Cone, the program director for the National Employment Law Project, a non-profit that advocates for the rights of workers.
In 2018, a bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives with the help of labor and consumer groups.
President Donald Trump signed it into law on May 15, 2018.
That’s not the first time the lottery has been expanded in the U, as the federal government has expanded the federal worker’s compensation system over the years.
Since 2009, federal government workers have been able to collect paid sick benefits.
But the new lottery will only allow workers to receive up to a total of two sick days per year.
And for those who don’t qualify for any paid sick leaves, the law also gives employers a choice: They can offer paid time off, or the right to continue to pay for paid sick times.
The federal government provides $2.8 billion a year to workers in its unemployment insurance programs and pays them $5.11 per hour for every hour worked.
At the same time, it gives employers the option to offer their workers a pay cut to stay in the same jobs, if the workers want to.
Currently, about two-thirds of workers qualify for federal unemployment insurance.
Cone said the lottery gives workers a chance to prove that they are able to work while they are unemployed.
More than half of workers are covered by a combination of paid sick and paid time-off.