Bill Includes Paid Family and Medical Leave

Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA) introduced the Balancing Act of 2011 (H.R. 2436), an omnibus bill that seeks to help workers balance work and family life.  Among other provisions, the bill creates an insurance program that provides workers with up to 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave per year. Leave can be used in several ways, including caring for a child or other family member with a serious medical condition. The bill also expands the Family and Medical Leave Act to cover employers with 25 or more employees (current law covers employers with 50 or more employees).

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