family leave

House approves scaled-back version of paid family leave bill

H.196 would levy a 0.141 percent payroll tax on most Vermont employees to create a six-week paid family leave program.

Paid family leave bill headed to House floor

The vote in the House Appropriations Committee was 6-5, with at least one Democrat opposing it because of the tax on workers.

Cara Cookson: Prioritize family leave

Twelve weeks is not an amount of time that corresponds with a child’s developmental needs; it’s a political compromise.

Paid family leave bill not on track to pass this year

House Speaker Mitzi Johnson said Tuesday the legislation is on a two-year trajectory.

Earl Kooperkamp: Taking care of working families

One policy that can go a long way in fostering this positive work environment for younger workers and their families is implementation of paid family and medical leave.

Advocates set sights on further steps to boost workers

Members and allies of the advocacy group Rights & Democracy convened at the Statehouse on Wednesday to praise the Legislature’s passage of paid family sick leave legislation and demand that more be done to raise living standards for working people. Pointing to Bernie Sanders’ blowout win in last week’s Vermont presidential primary, advocates argued that […]