- Associated Press - Thursday, February 4, 2016

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Senate has given final approval to a bill requiring employers to provide paid sick leave to workers.

As passed by the Senate on Wednesday, the measure calls for workers to get three paid days off for the first two years a new law would be in place, and five days a year after that.

The Senate made some changes before passing the bill on a vote of 21-to-eight.

Changes included giving the smallest businesses - those with five or fewer employees - more time to comply and calling for them to get some state help in doing so.

The Senate’s changes now must be agreed to by the House, which passed a bill last spring, or the two versions will go to a conference committee.

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