Work & Family Policy Database
Establishing a Paid Family Leave Program
Subject: Paid Family Leave
Bill: H. 49
Sponsor: Cabral (D)
Date Introduced: 01/19/2011, carried over to 2012 session.
To Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities: 02/14/2011
Summary: Establishes a paid family leave insurance fund, under which workers would be able to take up to twelve weeks of paid leave in a twelve-month period to care for a family member, including a newborn or newly adopted child.
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