Work & Family Policy Database
Victims of Domestic Violence Employment Leave Act
Subject: Domestic Violence and the Workplace
Bill: H.B. 1207
Sponsor: Youngblood (D)
Date Introduced: 03/28/2011, carried over to 2012 session.
Referred to House Committee on Labor and Industry: 03/28/2011
Summary: Expands on the federal FMLA by allowing an eligible worker to take up to 30 days of their FMLA leave to deal with the effects of domestic violence, if the worker or the worker's child is a victim of domestic violence. A worker who is eligible for other types of leave, such as paid sick leave or annual leave, may elect to, but is not required to, take that type of leave instead.
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