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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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Marilyn Watkins: Expert declaration on the minimum wage

Marilyn Watkins: Expert declaration on the minimum wage

December 29, 2010

Prior to the passage of I-688, the minimum wage for Washington workers  could only be raised by an act of the legislature or an initiative amending the Washington  minimum wage statute, or if Congress established a higher minimum wage. As

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Status of Washington’s Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program

Status of Washington’s Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program

July 30, 2010

  Working people throughout the United States struggle to meet their responsibilities both to their families and to their jobs. Some collective bargaining agreements and individual companies provide generous paid leave benefits. But many middle and lower income workers have

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Update: Work/Family Issues in Congress

Update: Work/Family Issues in Congress

April 12, 2010

President Obama has included $50 million in his budget for grants to states to help with start-up costs for paid family leave programs. Washington’s Family Leave Coalition and advocates across the country are excited by this opportunity to help rebuild

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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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National paid family leave bill introduced

Representatives Pete Stark (D-CA), George Miller (D-CA), Lynn Woolsey (D-CA) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) today introduced landmark legislation to provide workers with 12 weeks of paid leave in order to care for a new child, a sick family member, recover

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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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