By Iowa Senator Tom Harkin, from Politico Use a tissue when you sneeze. Cover your mouth when you cough. Wash your hands often when you are sick. As children, we are taught a set of basic common courtesies to prevent the spread of disease — and as the n
Two decades since the Family Medical Leave Act became the law of the land, scientific opinion polling released Tuesday shows small business owners strongly support the law, which allows eligible employees of covered employers a limited amount of unpaid, j
Family and Medical Leave Insurance is "wage insurance" for workers, to be used in the event of a major family or medical event. Learn more here.
From McClatchy Newspapers: WASHINGTON — Twenty years after the Family and Medical Leave Act became law, 4 in 10 workers aren’t eligible to take temporary, unpaid leave to recover from serious illnesses or to care for new children or sick relatives
Tune in now to watch the House committee hearings on paid sick days and paid family leave bills in Olympia!
Live – House Labor and Workforce Development Committee: House Bill 1457 (Family and medical leave insurance) and House Bill 1313 (paid sick days):
From CNN Opinion, by Saru Jayaraman Like millions of Americans this winter, my toddler has the flu. The good news is that, unlike most of our nation’s restaurant workers, my baby doesn’t have to go to work sick. The Centers for Disease Contro
On February 5th, the Washington state House will hold a hearing on our two bills: 1. Family and Medical Leave Insurance 2. Paid Sick Days Can you join us in Olympia on February 5th from 10AM – 12 noon to tell legislators why these are important to y
Have you ever had to think about a family and medical leave program? Did you ever look into the federal program to see if you would qualify? I didn’t think about family and medical leave insurance until I was faced with needing to take time off for
Democrats want to expand families’ ability to take care of a child or sick relative. Republicans want to kill the state’s law. A double whammy hit Democrats Monday on the Family Medical Leave Act and on workers compensation. At least Democrat
This is no “Chicken Little” or “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” situation: Washington families, and families-to-be, need your help today. What’s going on? In 2007, we came together to pass a paid family leave law so that parents coul