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4 US States Require Paid Family Leave

paid family leave is required in four us states

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Wednesday, 20 February 2019 04:57 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Four states — New York, California, New Jersey, and Rhode Island — require companies to provide employees with paid family leave benefits.

A fifth state — Massachusetts — has passed a paid family leave bill, but it has not yet gone into effect.

The details differ from state to state but generally require companies to provide a significant percentage of the employee’s income for six to 12 weeks. The benefits apply only to employees who have been with the firm for some minimum amount of time. Funding comes from some form of payroll or employer tax.

Congressional leaders and the Trump administration are considering making paid family leave a federal law.

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