DC Considers Giving Workers 16 Weeks Of Paid Family Leave
A bill introduced Tuesday in Washington, D.C. would give most full-time and part-time workers four months of paid family leave.By Eugene Daniels | October 6, 2015
"Only three countries in the world report that they don’t offer paid maternity leave. ... And the United States is one of them," President Obama said in a weekly address.
A new bill introduced Tuesday would offer a massive 16 weeks of paid family leave for almost all full and part-time workers in Washington, D.C. The leave would include time to take care of a sick family member, a newborn or recently adopted kid. (Video via WJLA)
To pay for the leave, a new tax would be levied on all private employers on a sliding scale from 0.6 percent to 1 percent.