Sunday, April 17, 2016
From Fox 59:
Paid parental leave is a growing trend across the country. New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island and California all have laws requiring paid leave for new parents.
On Tuesday, San Francisco became the first city in the nation to require employers to give six weeks paid parental leave, but could it happen in Indianapolis?
Lawmakers say it’s a great idea, but are unclear at this point if it can become a reality in Indianapolis.
Councilman Jeff Miller says any discussion on paid parental needs to be well thought out and local businesses need to be included in the conversation.
“It would take a lot of research on our part. You know it’s very early to say what would or wouldn’t work in Indianapolis, but what I do like is we have examples being put out there that we can look at, monitor,” said Councilman Miller.
In Indiana, parents can take up to 12 weeks off a year through the Family Medical Leave Act, but it's unpaid.
Parents say this could be big for all Hoosier families if it becomes a reality.
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