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New Hampshire Democrats, Governor Push Dueling Paid Leave Plans

Feb. 15, 2019, 5:28 PM

New Hampshire lawmakers are considering dueling paid family and medical leave proposals, a mandatory plan for all employers from Democrats and a two-state voluntary plan for public employees from Republican Gov. Chris Sununu.

The Democrats’ bill (SB 1-FN) passed the Senate Feb. 14 by a 13-10 vote. The bill would require all public and private employers in New Hampshire to provide 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave per year to care for a newborn, adopted or foster child; for their own illness; to care for a sick relative or military veteran; or to handle “any...

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