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Geneanne Franklin: An explanation of California’s State Disability Insurance system

Geneanne Franklin: An explanation of California’s State Disability Insurance system

February 5, 2012

State Disability Insurance (SDI) is a partial, short-term, wage-replacement insurance plan for California workers. SDI provides coverage for two program components: Disability Insurance provides partial wage replacement benefits for up to 52 weeks per claim Paid Family Leave provides partial

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Paid Family and Medical Leave

‘Job killers’ that aren’t

From the LA Times: Since 2003, the California Chamber of Commerce has published an annual hit list of bills it labels job killers. The list has included state legislation to protect consumers, workers and the environment, and to raise revenue

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Paid Sick Days

New report details positive effects of paid family leave

Newborn Family Leave: Effects on Business, Parents, and Children Full Report | Executive Summary The arrival of a new baby changes the world for parents, often bringing familial and work responsibilities into conflict. While some employers provide parents of newborns

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Paid Family and Medical Leave

If you like California’s budget crisis, you’ll love Washington’s Initiative 1033

California’s budget-by-initiative process has helped decimate the state’s public transportation, education, health care…you name it. And while Washington’s budget problems aren’t as bad as California’s, if Tim Eyman’s Initiative 1033 passes this fall, we’ll know what it’s like to live

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy, Educational Opportunity, Higher Education, K-12 Education

Why do deficit hawks suddenly appear, every time Obama is near?

It’s been about eight years since we’ve heard the “deficit hawks” sing their song – but it’s an easy one to remember because the tune is always the same. Funny how it’s always sung loudest when the conversation turns to

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy, Educational Opportunity, Health Care, Higher Education

Bipartisan voter support for paid sick days not quite enough in California

California voters of all political stripes see a public health benefit to paid sick days, and by a 73% to 23% margin would support a law to guarantee that workers receive a minimum number of paid sick days from their

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Check, Paid Sick Days

Washington Family Leave Insurance – Benefits for All Families

Washington Family Leave Insurance – Benefits for All Families

January 24, 2008

In October 2009, parents of newborn and newly adopted children in Washington will be able to take up to 5 weeks off work after a 1 week waiting period, with a benefit of $250 a week for full-time workers, pro-rated for

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Paid Family and Medical Leave
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