Wednesday, September 21, 2016

DC Paid family leave could be the most generous in the nation, would be paid for with a special tax, however

Support for mandatory paid family leave allowances on larger employers in Washington DC is gaining support in DC City Council and could possibly get passed by the end of 2016, according to a Washington Times story by Ryan McDermott

The measure would provide sixteen weeks of paid family leave and would apparently be inclusive for new fathers, adoptive parents, and adult children giving parents eldercare, as well as for maternity leave.  It would be paid for with a 1% tax on employers.  My own preference is for a sliding payroll deduction to make associates aware of the ethical issues involved in making their own life choices.

 The measure would make it one of the most generous in the nation.

There were vigorous demonstrations in Washington Tuesday for paid family leave, but demonstrators don’t worry about how to pay for it.

Washington DC’s advocacy group for the issue is “DC Paid Family Leave”. here.

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