Support When It’s Needed Most: The FAMILY Act
Today, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand are introducing the Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act). The FAMILY Act would provide workers with partial wage replacement for up to 12 weeks for a serious illness; the serious illness of a child, parent, or spouse; the birth or adoption of a child; the injury of a family member who is in the military; or for time off surrounding a family member’s deployment. The FAMILY Act is self-funded through employer and employee payroll tax contributions.
Here are the top 5 reasons why this is a very big deal:
The FAMILY Act would make sure that our families have the support they need to take care of themselves and their loved ones. This commonsense solution is a win-win—the FAMILY Act would strengthen the workforce, families, businesses, and our economy.
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