The Sloan Work and Family Research Network has released a new research mini-brief for state policy makers, entitled, Work-Family Information on Small Businesses, at: http://wfnetwork.bc.edu/pdfs/minib_smallbusiness.pdf.

 The purpose of this mini-brief is to help policy makers better understand the small business perspective on work-family legislative mandates.

 The mini-brief summarizes the small business viewpoint on work-family legislation, including paid sick days and paid family leave, underscoring both the concerns of and benefits to small businesses.  The mini-brief also provides statistics, suggested readings, and websites with more information.