New bill would create a federal paid family and medical leave insurance program enabling workers to take up to 12 weeks of paid time off to care for a seriously ill family member, bond with a new child, or address their own serious health issues.
Small business owners support federal legislation to provide all workers access to paid sick days, paid family and medical leave, and an increased minimum wage, according to a new report from the Main Street Alliance (MSA).
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) introduced the Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMILY) Act to create a federal paid family and medical leave insurance program for American workers.
Lack of paid leave threatens workers’ jobs and financial stability. More than 40 million workers have no access to paid sick days. A growing number of states and municipalities have passed their own paid leave laws, but millions are left behind.