Too often, the conversation about paid family and medical leave revolves solely around the need for paid parental leave. Connecticut workers need a paid family & medical leave policy that will not only support new birth, adoptive, and foster parents, but will also benefit and protect employees with serious illnesses and caregivers juggling work and … Continue reading Yes- Caregivers Need Paid Leave Too!
This Saturday, August 5, marks the 24th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the landmark federal law that provides up to twelve weeks of job protected, unpaid leave to eligible workers. Since its enactment, FMLA has been used more than 200 million times by workers that need to take time off to care … Continue reading 24 Years Later, CT Workers Still Waiting
Myth buster alert! A new survey from BLS Research & Consulting indicates a majority of small business owners in Connecticut SUPPORT paid family and medical leave legislation. Support for paid leave increases once small business owners (SBOs) learn more about the proposal and the benefits paid leave has been proven to bring to businesses, such as … Continue reading New Poll: Small Businesses Support Paid Family and Medical Leave
By Samantha Savvidou We’re more than halfway through the 2017 legislative session! We are so grateful to have a strong network of paid leave advocates and supporters to help push this legislation through. This legislative session, Connecticut lawmakers introduced two paid family and medical leave bills: Senate Bill No. 1 and House Bill No. 6212: … Continue reading ICYMI: Updates from the Campaign
When I was a sophomore in high school, my dad had a fall in the middle of the night. He was conscious, said he was fine, he would just take the day to rest. By the late afternoon when my mom checked on him, his pupils were dilated and he couldn’t squeeze her hands. We … Continue reading Economic Peril Without Paid Leave