The FIRST hearing for the Paid Family and Medical Leave Act will be this Wednesday! We need to have the room packed with supporters to show our legislators how much Minnesotans want and need paid time to care for themselves and their families!
Location: MN State Capitol - Room 120
Bill HF5 (Rep. Laurie Halverson) Paid Family and Medical Leave Act
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 2:30 PM
Chair: Rep. Mike Sundin - House Labor Committee
Bill Details: HF5 (Halverson) - Seeing the first smile of a newborn baby; holding hands at the hospital with a sick family member; comforting loved ones at the end of life; being able to heal and get well - Paid Family and Medical Leave Act let's this happen without sacrificing a paycheck.
It's a simple, fair and widely popular state-administered program where everyone contributes – both employees and employers – and everyone benefits – families, workers and businesses. This would not only alleviate the disparities across race and class, but also among small businesses that are disproportionately impacted by not having a statewide paid time to care program.
This paid time to care policy would allow all workers up to 12 paid weeks off to take care of family members and up to 12 paid weeks for long term medical care, including giving birth. The wage compensation would be partial and on a sliding scale so that those who make less, still have enough to thrive.