Home invoice that might set up paid family and medical depart passes first committee

“It would support economic security for workers, promote race and gender equality, create a level playing field for businesses of all sizes, and strengthen our economies,” said Stephanie Welch, of the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty.

If passed, the bill would create a trust fund to pay for free time and require employers and employees to pay into it. The participating employees would have to bring in half a percent of their income. However, some legislators would like an exemption for small businesses that are already having problems due to the pandemic.

“I think the number of employees is extremely critical. Very critical. Especially if this is true in general, regardless of industries that have been open and thriving like large companies that have not missed a beat that became extremely rich during the COVID Compared to the little mom and pop woman on the street who doesn’t know how to make it through next month, next month, next month, ”said Rebecca Down (R-District) 38 MP ).

The bill sponsors said they are planning a small business exemption, but the details are still being worked out.

“So we’re trying to hit that magic number that will allow some small businesses not to contribute to the fund, but enough to make the fund sustainable,” said Rep. Christine Chandler (D District 43).

This bill is now going to the second committee.

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