Obama To Propose Expanded Paid Sick Leave Policies
President Barack Obama will sign a presidential memorandum granting federal employees six weeks paid leave after the birth of a child and six additional weeks of unpaid administrative leave, aides say. He also will urge Congress to adopt a bill that guarantees more sick time to many Americans and will outline a plan to help states create paid leave programs.
The Washington Post:
Obama To Propose Seven Days Paid Sick Leave For Workers
Obama will also sign a presidential memorandum granting federal employees six weeks paid leave after the birth of a child and six additional weeks of unpaid administrative leave, Jarrett said, adding that Obama would call on cities and states to adopt similar measures. The president will outline a new plan to help states create paid leave programs, and provide new funding through the Department of Labor for feasibility studies that will help other states and municipalities figure out the best way to implement programs of their own, Jarrett said. (Mufson, 1/14)
President Obama To Expand Paid Sick Leave
President Barack Obama will outline a plan Thursday to help states create paid leave programs and to fund Labor Department feasibility studies on paid leave. “This is not a partisan issue; this is a family issue, and it’s an economic issue,” senior adviser Valerie Jarrett said in a conference call with reporters. (Levine, 1/14)