Bloomberg Law
Feb. 28, 2019, 11:00 AM

Paid Family, Medical Leave Teed Up in States Across U.S.

Genevieve Douglas
Genevieve Douglas

States that are cumulatively home to over 90 million Americans are considering adding some form of paid family and medical leave benefits for workers.

Such “social insurance” bills have been introduced in at least 18 states so far this year. They vary somewhat but would generally provide leave benefits for new parents and for workers dealing with their own serious illness, or a family member’s. The programs typically grant workers 12 weeks of paid leave at a percentage of annual wages and are funded through a combination of employee and employer payroll deductions.

The early legislative flourish this year continues ...

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