California has made paid family leave law. Will the rest of the nation follow?
Where California goes, so goes the nation eventually. This time,we may be heading toward paid family leave.
In September, Governor Gray Davis signed legislation makingCalifornia the first state to require paid leave for employees whowant to take care of an ill relative, newborn or newly adoptedchild. The program-funded by payroll deductions and administeredthrough the state's disability insurance program-allowsemployees to take up to six weeks at half salary after using twoweeks of vacation, and goes into effect January 2004. At least 27other states-including Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York-arealso considering legislation.
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