President Biden's Proposed National Paid Leave Program

03/13/2024 11:07 AM | Maggie Garry (Administrator)

President Biden's 2025 budget proposal was released this week which revealed his plan to establish a national paid family and medical leave program.  The program would be administered by the Social Security Administration and provide eligible employees up to 12 weeks of leave to care for/bonding time with a newborn, care for their own illness, care for a seriously ill loved one, circumstances arising from a loved one's military deployment and to find safety from domestic violence/sexual assault.

The proposal would also require employers to provide seven job protected paid sick days each year to all workers.  It also includes restoring the Child Tax Credit which establishes an affordable child care program for those earning less than $200,000.

The budget items are not expected to pass due to a split Congress.  

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