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Friday, December 13, 2013

Paid FMLA Leave?

By  Elizabeth A. Coonan

On December 12, 2013, democratic lawmakers introduced legislation in both the House  and the Senate proposing a national paid family and medical leave insurance program.  The proposal would establish an insurance program that would be funded by employers and employees and would provide payment to individuals off of work on FMLA leave.  The legislation is structured similar to laws in New Jersey and California. The legislation is expected to fail but is evidence of a growing effort to provide financial relief to injured workers. Stay tuned...  

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