LETTER: Paid family and medical depart wanted in Minnesota | Free

All workers deserve the opportunity to take time off if they are seriously ill, give birth or adopt, or need to care for a critically ill relative. Larger businesses can offer this benefit, but small businesses cannot afford it.

There is now a bill in place to offer this option to everyone under the Paid Family and Sick Leave Act, Senate Record 1250. Small business owners can now compete with larger companies and no longer have to choose between financial disaster and keeping valued employees. The leave would be paid for by a fund set up by the state, but paid for with employee and employer contributions. I am convinced this is a good idea, but so far the MN Senate has refused to even hear the bill. Contact your senator to let them know we need paid family and sick leave in Minnesota.

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