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New Hampshire Family and Medical Leave Bill Nixed by Senate

April 26, 2018, 8:13 PM

The New Hampshire Senate rejected a bill April 26 that would have created a paid family and medical leave insurance program and tabled a bill that would pay a $100,000 death benefit to families of school employees killed in the line of duty.

The Senate voted 14-10 along party lines to continue to study the proposed family and medical leave insurance program (HB 628-FN), which would offer up to six weeks of paid family or medical leave per year to all private sector employees. The program would have been funded by a 0.67 percent tax on employees’ weekly...

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