What Employers Should Know About Proposed Paid Leave Bill

What Employers Should Know About Proposed Paid Leave Bill

May 01, 2017

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Co-author, Law360, May 1, 2017

Earlier this year, a group of U.S. senators reintroduced Senate Bill S.337, entitled the “Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act,” which would offer paid leave benefits to individuals for qualified “caregiving” for themselves, their children or other family members.1 While the bill borrows some principles from the Family and Medical Leave Act, which provides eligible employees up to 12 weeks of job-protected unpaid leave per year (up to 26 weeks to care for an ill or injured service member), the bill would cover considerably more employees and impact many more employers.

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