Work & Family Policy Database
Establishes a Family Disability Leave Benefits Law
Subject: Paid Family Leave, Small Necessities Leave
Bill: S. 324
Sponsor: Sodders (D)
Date Introduced: 02/28/2011, carried over to 2012 session.
Referred to Senate Committee on Labor and Business Relations: 03/01/2011
Summary: Establishes a state family disability leave fund to be used when a worker takes time off for the birth or adoption of a child, to care for a family member with a serious health condition, to attend a parent-teacher conference, or to accompany a family member for routine medical care. Both employers and workers would contribute to the fund.
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