Bill Status of HB1006 103rd General Assembly
Short Description: PAID FAMILY LEAVE ACT
Rep. Mary E. Flowers
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Paid Family Leave Act. Requires private employers with 50 or more employees to provide 6 weeks of paid leave to an employee who takes leave: (1) because of the birth of a child of the employee and in order to care for the child; (2) to care for a newly adopted child under 18 years of age or a newly placed foster child under 18 years of age or a newly adopted or newly placed foster child older than 18 years of age if the child is incapable of self-care because of a mental or physical disability; or (3) to care for a family member with a serious health condition. Provides that paid family leave shall be provided irrespective of the employer's leave policies; and shall be provided to an employee who has been employed by the employer for at least one year. Permits employees to voluntarily waive paid family leave. Provides that the Department of Labor may adopt any rules necessary to implement the Act.