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Nebraska Boosts Maternity Leave for State Workers

Jan. 9, 2018, 1:37 PM

Nebraska state workers will receive expanded maternity-leave benefits under a leave-donation program announced by Gov. Pete Ricketts (R).

The program allows workers who have accrued a large amount of paid leave to donate their time to co-workers who would otherwise have to go without pay while taking their guaranteed maternity leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Officials of the union representing state employees expressed strong approval of the change. “This proposal came to us from the administration out of the clear blue sky, and after we looked at it for a day or two, it was clear that...

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