Could family paid leave be on the horizon. It will if Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has her way.
Gillibrand has introduced legislation that would improve the 1993 Family and Medical Leave Act. Under old legislation, workers are allowed to take unpaid leave. Under Gillibrand’s new proposal workers would contribute .2 percent of their weekly salaries and employers would match that contribution. Workers would then be eligible to receive 12 weeks of paid family leave receiving 2/3 of their salaries.
The Senator believes paid leave would prevent workers from leaving their jobs when they need family time off. Senator Gillibrand is scheduled to appear on “Breaking it Down with Frank McKay” this afternoon at 2pm on 1039 LI News Radio.