Work & Family Policy Database
Domestic Violence Leave
Subject: Domestic Violence and the Workplace, Job-Protected Leave
Bill: S.B. 221
Sponsor: Caferro (D)
Date Introduced: 02/01/2013
Referred to Committee on Business, Labor & Economic Affairs: 02/07/2013
Committee Hearing: 02/07/2013
Died in Committee: 02/13/2013
Summary: Requires all employers who currently offer paid leave, such as sick or vacation leave, to include domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking among allowable reasons for taking leave. Unpaid leave may be provided if the worker has no remaining accrued paid leave, and an employer may, but is not required, to provide additional paid leave for this purpose.
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