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Sen. Gillibrand announces legislation that would give workers 12 weeks paid family/sick leave

Workers looking to take a leave of absence

Workers looking to take a leave of absence would receive 66 percent of their salaries if legislation passes. (January 23, 2014 6:25 PM)

New legislation unveiled today by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand calls for making important changes to the 1993 Family and Medical Leave Act by allowing employees to receive paid family leave.

Under the bill, workers would have to contribute 0.2 percent of their weekly salaries and their employers would match that contribution. In turn, workers would receive 12 weeks of family and medical leave,...

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