As a young woman with chronic illness who grew up caring for an elderly grandmother, I already understand the importance of paid family and medical leave. During my childhood I spent 2-3 weekends a month, every holiday and the majority of summers with my family caring for my elderly grandmother. I am grateful that I … Continue reading Our State’s Future Depends on Paid Leave
Just three days remain in the 2018 legislative session and YOU have the power to make a difference! There is still a chance paid family and medical leave will be called in either the House or the Senate. Call and email the legislators listed below and urge them to support paid family and medical leave … Continue reading THE CLOCK IS TICKING!
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