Family Leave Insurance Act (2009)
Federal bill would provide up to 12 weeks of paid leave for workers who need time off to care for a seriously ill family member - including a spouse, child, parent, domestic partner, grandparent, grandchild and sibling, to care for a new child, or to recover from their own serious illness. The bill would create a "Family Leave Insurance Fund," funded by premiums paid by both employers and workers, equal to 0.2% of each worker's earnings. All employees who have paid into the system for at least six months, including part-time employees, would receive between 45% and 100% of their weekly income, based on a progressively tiered system. The bill would also provide job protection for those workers who qualify for Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) benefits.
Bill Number H.R. 1723
Sponsor Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA)
Date of Introduction 3/25/2009
Latest Activity Stalled (did not pass in 111th Congress)
More Info http://thomas.loc.gov/
Topic: Workplace Accommodation and Family Leave Policies