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Family Leave Insurance: October 2008 Update

Family Leave Insurance: October 2008 Update

October 1, 2008

This fall, Governor Gregoire announced she is suspending development of the Family Leave Insurance program’s computer system because of a projected budget shortfall. The program has not been cancelled – it is still on the books, and scheduled to begin delivering

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Paid Family Leave in New Jersey

Paid Family Leave in New Jersey

April 30, 2008

New Jersey’s Family Leave Insurance (FLI) program will expand the state’s existing Temporary Disability Insurance program to provide workers with 2/3rds of their normal salary (capped at $524 in 2008) to care for a seriously ill child/spouse/parent or to bond

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Family Leave Insurance: April 2008 Update

Family Leave Insurance: April 2008 Update

April 7, 2008

In April 2008, the legislature and Governor Gregoire affirmed key recommendations of the taskforce by: Including $6.2 million in the supplemental budget for program start-up costs through June 2009. Assigning the Employment Security Department to administer the program. Directing ESD

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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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2008 Family Leave Insurance Legislative Fact Sheet

2008 Family Leave Insurance Legislative Fact Sheet

January 14, 2008

Starting October 2009, parents of newborn and newly adopted children will be able to take up to 5 weeks off work to care for their child with a weekly benefit of $250 (pro-rated for part-time workers). All new parents who

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Washington Family Leave Insurance Fact Sheet

Washington Family Leave Insurance Fact Sheet

December 12, 2007

Timing: Washington is the second state after California to adopt paid family leave. Washington’s family leave insurance program was signed into law in May, 2007. Benefit payments begin October 1, 2009. Who’s Eligible: All parents of newborn or newly adopted

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Washington Family Leave Insurance: Questions and Answers

Washington Family Leave Insurance: Questions and Answers

December 1, 2007

How much will family leave insurance cost taxpayers? Will family leave insurance hurt employers? How can we afford family leave insurance given the state of our economy? Why cover only babies for family leave insurance ? What about taking care

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Meena Rishi: Family leave makes economic sense

Meena Rishi: Family leave makes economic sense

March 20, 2007

Testimony from Meena Rishi, Economics professor, Seattle University For HB 5659 – Family Leave Insurance Bill In most western countries parental leave is available for those who have worked for their current employer for a certain period of time. In

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Justin: Why family leave is important for new dads

Justin: Why family leave is important for new dads

March 20, 2007

Testimony from Justin For SSB 5659 – Family Leave Insurance  Hi, my name is Justin. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to share my  family’s experiences so the committee can better understand why Family Leave  Insurance is so important.

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Sean O.: The need for paid family leave when caring for a dying father

Sean O.: The need for paid family leave when caring for a dying father

March 3, 2007

Testimony from Sean For 2SSB 5659 – Family Leave Insurance My name is Sean O. I am 54 years old. I grew up in Mukilteo, WA and have lived in the area since 1962. My father worked for the Department

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