Work & Family Policy Database
Subject: Family and Medical Leave, Job-Protected Leave
Bill: S. 48/H. 1409
Sponsor: Joyce (D)
Date Introduced: 01/20/2011, carried over to 2012 session.
To Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities: 01/24/2011
Hearing in Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities: 01/17/2012
Committee requested study: 04/19/2012
Summary: Guarantees both women and men workers employed in businesses with six or more employees eight weeks of parental leave for the birth or adoption of a child, or upon becoming the primary caregiver of a child born or adopted in the previous twelve months. The leave may be paid or unpaid at the employer’s discretion.
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