FAMILY Act Reintroduced by Legislators

The Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act has been reintroduced by the same legislators who presented the Act in both 2013 and 2015, with the goal of creating “a national system of paid leave for employees”. The FAMILY Act would require that employees receive “up to two-thirds of their pay for up to 12 weeks” for reasons covered under the Family and Medical Leave Act, regardless of the size of the employer. Currently, this includes but is not limited to leave for the birth of a child, the placement of a child for adoption, and care for an immediate family member with a serious health condition. It is not yet known if the legislation will make it out of committee where it was stopped previously, but employers should continue to follow developments should the Act become law.

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