Which States Entitle Workers to the Most Sick Days?

States with the most sick leave benefits for workers are California and Massachusetts, which entitle workers to a maximum 40 hours paid sick leave annually or an equivalent of five days per year. Connecticut pays three days of sick leave per year. Other states do not mandate paid sick leave.

As of September 2015, three other cities in the country pay sick leave benefits. Washington, D.C. entitles workers to three to seven days per year, depending on the size of the employer's workforce. San Francisco pays five to nine days annually, while New York City pays five days per year. A bill is pending in the U.S. Congress seeking to entitle workers to up to seven days paid sick leave annually.