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Republicans to Take Stab at Keeping Trump’s Paid Leave Promise

May 18, 2017, 3:46 PM

House Republicans in coming weeks are expected to introduce a bill shielding employers from state and local paid leave requirements if they offer workers a certain amount of paid time off for family and medical reasons, sources familiar with the measure told Bloomberg BNA May 18.

The business-backed legislation—which would allow employers to opt in by offering paid maternity, paternity, family and sick leave, as well as flexible work arrangements—is GOP lawmakers’ attempt to follow through on promises made by President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump. It also appeases businesses, which would prefer not to deal with the ...

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