As a mother, a caregiver to my husband, and a conservative Vermonter, I support a paid family and medical leave insurance program.
paid family leave
The Permanent Fund for Vermont’s Children believes offering paid family leave is not only good for young children and their families — it’s good for Vermont overall.
The sponsors say the bill would help businesses offer more benefits to their employees. Gov. Phil Scott says he would veto it if it would raise taxes and fees.
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Lawmakers will also consider legislation that would require all businesses to provide 12 weeks of paid parental leave and short-term disability coverage to employees.
The lack of access to paid leave is putting a strain on working families, small businesses, and the overall economy.
Because of unexpected job cuts, what should have been a happy, peaceful time to bond as a new family was anything but.
Recently the VT FaMLI Coalition launched a campaign to establish a family and medical leave insurance program for all working Vermonters.
It’s time that our workplace policies reflected the everyday realities of working Vermont families. Paid family and medical leave is one clear way to get there.