“As a digital content creator, I’ve found success producing content and events over the last 9 years. Naturally Glam is about inspiring women to live a healthy lifestyle in all aspects, inside and out. While my business doesn’t have employees, I am an employee. I work full time as an administrative professional for a large healthcare system, and recently celebrated 22 years of service.

There have been multiple times over the years that I’ve needed to take time off for illness or surgery. Most recently, I took several months off after the birth of my son. I was thankful that my employer offered its employees paid sick leave. I made my time at home with my new baby less stressful.

But not all Virginian employees are guaranteed paid sick leave. Policies like paid sick leave are beneficial to businesses with employees. Staff that don’t have to stress about taking the necessary time off to care for their health make for happier, more productive team members in the long run.”