Business owners tend to be small "c" conservative: Afraid of any change and eager to keep conditions stable, and uncomplicated. That's fine. But we shouldn't let their status quo bias prevent us from protecting our citizenry.
All employees should be able to take time off for their illnesses, not just those lucky enough to have the right job. Experience shows that we can make our economy friendlier to beleaguered workers without harming their employers.