Thanks in part to thousands of emails from Coalition member organizations, today family and medical leave insurance (HB 1609) has many more friends in the Washington House of Representatives than it did last Friday. When first submitted, the bill had 6 sp
Balancing Sick Children and Work Schedules: Many employers realize that children are an employee’s top priority. As a parent, taking care of your children will always be the first concern. However, what’s a parent to do in these tough economic times w
Family Leave bill is back; Funded by 2-cent-an-hour employee tax: In 2007, Washington adopted FLI with benefits to new parents scheduled to begin October 1, 2009. As originally passed, the program had no dedicated funding source. Governor Gregoire put pre
01.22.2009 | The Olympian | The paid-family-leave program that the governor suspended to save money could reappear, only bigger. It would be paid for with a 2-cents-an-hour payroll tax on most employees. Any such tax would have to be approved by voters, b
Family leave law expansion mulled: The paid-family-leave program that the governor suspended to save money could reappear, only bigger. It would be paid for with a 2-cents-an-hour payroll tax on most employees. Any such tax would have to be approved by vo
From the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Two more cities are taking steps toward prohibiting mandates on private businesses like a paid-sick-days measure that will soon take effect in Milwaukee. And another city will review the issue.
Obama’s transition website features a family issues page with policy proposals that will boost family economic security here in Washington and across the nation. Among many other important changes to support working families, Obama proposes to: