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Family and Medical Leave Insurance: An economic lifeline for WA workers and families

As Americans, we strongly value both work and family — but as citizens we’ve structured our economy and laws to too often force people to work at the expense of their families. We have given millions of parents the cold

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Rhode Island Governor Signs Paid Family and Medical Leave into Law

Via Washington Work and Family Coalition Families in Rhode Island will now have access to paid family and medical leave thanks to new legislation signed into law by Governor Chafee last week. Championed by We Care Rhode Island and Family

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Success of California paid family leave is a model for Washington state

Via the Washington Family Leave Coalition: California’s Paid Family Leave program – the first of only two state programs in the country that offer paid leave to workers when they take time off to care for a new child or

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Washington Family Leave Insurance Brief

Washington Family Leave Insurance Brief

December 1, 2008

In the midst of an economic downturn, programs that lower health care costs and support economic security for working families are more important than ever. Too many workers are forced to put economic security at risk when their families need

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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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Contortionists working harder as family leave efficiencies get closer

House Bill 3305 passed out of the House Appropriations Committee today on a straight party line vote. If passed, the bill will save Washington taxpayers $5.2 million in one-time start-up costs and $1.7 million annually in on-going administrative costs. There

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Just the facts (on family leave), please | Part 2

Just a few more thorns to yank after yesterday’s post reviewing the Washington Policy Center’s brief on Family Leave Insurance: [Opting out of the program] would help alleviate the regulatory burden small businesses face once subjected to the parameters of

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

Beware of false choices on family leave insurance

The moral and ethical bottom line of family leave insurance is clear: No one should have to risk their job to care for a loved one; nor put loved ones at risk in order to keep a job. But opponents

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Check, Minimum Wage, Paid Family and Medical Leave, Paid Sick Days

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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