At least for purposes of the next legislative session, the state of Maine will not be considering mandating paid sick leave for private employers.  Filed by Senator Anne Haskell of Portland, the earned sick leave proposal was rejected by the Legislative Council which determines annually which legislative filing will be considered in the subsequent legislative session.  The Haskell proposal, which was modeled after the Massachusetts law, would mandate that employees of companies with 11 or more workers be allowed to earn up to 7 days annually.  Other earned sick leave proposals in Maine have been rejected in past years, most recently 2010.