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Your Family Care Rights in Washington State

Your Family Care Rights in Washington State

July 1, 2002

Governor Locke signed the 2002 Family Care Act on March 29, 2002. This law will entitle employees in Washington State to use sick leave or other paid time off to care for an ill child or seriously ill family member. The

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John Burbank: Using paid sick days for family care

John Burbank: Using paid sick days for family care

February 27, 2002

Testimony of John Burbank, Executive Director, EOI For SSB 6426, Allowing sick leave to care for family members This Committee and the House as a whole have already considered and supported the family care issue. The substantive difference between the bill

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Marilyn Watkins: The importance of the Family Care Act

Marilyn Watkins: The importance of the Family Care Act

January 23, 2002

Testimony from Marilyn P. Watkins, Ph.D. For HB 2364, before the House Committee on Commerce and Labor I’m Marilyn Watkins, from the Economic Opportunity Institute. I’d like to thank the members of the committee for the opportunity to testify today

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The Power of the Bottom Line: Policy Implications of Cost Estimates for Paid Family Leave and Social Security

The Power of the Bottom Line: Policy Implications of Cost Estimates for Paid Family Leave and Social Security

June 1, 2001

In a workshop on cost estimates at a conference on paid family leave last winter, one presenter said that in his model he chose assumptions that would result in a total cost figure at the high end of the possible

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The Power of the Bottom Line

The Power of the Bottom Line

June 1, 2001

In a workshop on cost estimates at a conference on paid family leave last winter, one presenter said that in his model he chose assumptions that would result in a total cost figure at the high end of the possible

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Family Leave Insurance and Public Opinion

Family Leave Insurance and Public Opinion

February 1, 2001

A Strong Majority of Voters are Concerned About Getting Time Off When Needed for Their Families: Women are more concerned than men about all of the issues surveyed, except for spending time with kids and the amount they pay in taxes where

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Using Paid Family Leave to Bolster Family Values

Using Paid Family Leave to Bolster Family Values

November 1, 1999

We live in an economy overflowing with abundance, and yet our family values are undercut by the relentlessness of work. We can do better for our families and our children. We are proposing family leave with partial replacement of lost wages for

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