Family Leave Insurance Act (2007)
Federal bill would establish a Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program. The program would provide up to eight weeks of paid leave to workers needing time off due to the birth or adoption of a child, to care for a child, spouse or parent with a serious illness or to care for their own serious illness. Employers would pay their employees and then be reimbursed from an insurance fund established within the Department of Labor. It would be funded by employers and employees, who would pay a premium equivalent to 0.2% of each employee?s earnings, as well as the federal government. Employees would recieve a percentage of their pay, from 100% for those earning less than $20,000 a year to 40% for those earning between $60,000 and $97,000. Businesses with 50 or more employees would be required to participate, while small businesses could choose to opt in.
Bill Number S. 1681
Sponsor Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT)
Date of Introduction 6/21/2007
Latest Activity Bill did not pass in the Legislative session.
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Topic: Workplace Accommodation and Family Leave Policies