DC Council to Vote on Paid Family Leave

location2The long-debated proposal to increase family leave benefits is moving closer to a vote by the DC Council. The proposed legislation, which appears to have the support of a majority of Council members, would require employers to provide 11 weeks of paid family leave for parents to care for newborn or adopted children and 8 weeks to care for parents or grandparents. Full- and part-time employees would be able to receive up to 90 percent of their pay, limited to $1,000 per week. The program would be funded by a 0.62 percent increase in payroll taxes, and would be considered the most generous family leave law in the country. A full report from The Washington Post can be found at:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/dc-council-to-vote-on-nations-most-generous-family-leave-law-11-weeks-off/2016/11/28/e2ad7444-b343-11e6-8616-52b15787add0_story.html?wpisrc=nl_sb_smartbrief

 

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