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: