FIRST Act (2009)
Federal bill would award grants to states to help establish paid family leave programs for eligible workers taking leave to care for a sick or elderly relative or to care for a new child.
Bill Number H.R. 2339
Sponsor Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA)
Date of Introduction 5/7/2009
Latest Activity While this bill stalled, a similar provision in the FY 2011 Senate Appropriations bill would have provided $10 million to the Dept. of Labor to give grants to states to begin Paid Leave Programs. However, this Senate Appropriations bill also stalled.
More Info http://thomas.loc.gov/
Topic: Workplace Accommodation and Family Leave Policies