Paid Family Leave
The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles an eligible employee to take up to 12 workweeks of unpaid leave during a 12-month period for a number of qualifying reasons, including his or her own serious illness, to care for a family member that is ill, or to care for a newborn or adopted child. In the absence of any federal paid leave mandate, several states have stepped in to fill the void by enacting legislation that requires employers to provide employees with paid family and/or sick leave for the employee’s own illness or to care for a family member. In CWC’s State Paid Family Leave tool, members can find which states mandate paid family leave as well any specific requirements such as the amount of leave, permissible reasons for taking leave, and how benefits are to be paid.
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