San Francisco Supervisor Calls For Fully Paid Parental Leave

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San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener on Wednesday announced legislation that would make San Francisco the first city in the country to require companies to provide fully paid parental leave to employees.

While state law allows employees to get up to 55 percent of their wages for six weeks through disability payments, an ordinance Wiener plans to introduce later this month would require San Francisco employers to pay the remaining 45 percent.

The legislation, announced Wednesday with the support of the women’s rights organization Equal Rights Advocates, would apply to both mothers and fathers working for companies with 20 or more employees.

Full story: CBS SF Bay Area »

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The Washington Work and Family Coalition includes representatives of seniors, women, labor, health professionals, children’s advocates, faith communities, low income workers, employers, non-profits and other organizations. We’re working together to make it easier for parents to raise healthy children and care for aging parents; for workers to care for themselves or their partners in the event of a serious illness; and for businesses to offer modern workplace standards that improve productivity and worker health.

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