Lawmakers Should Support Family Medical Leave Legislation (April 26, 2017)

By Kelli Riley, business owner

This week, Colorado lawmakers will vote on the FAMLI Act, which would create a paid family medical leave insurance program in our state. As a small-business owner, I know that employees need options that allow for work/life balance in a way that also makes sense for their employers.

Many small business owners agree that offering paid family and medical leave isn’t just the right thing to do, but that it makes good business sense. In fact, recent scientific polling conducted on behalf of Small Business Majority found a majority of small businesses support paid family and medical leave insurance programs set up at the state level. One reason why small business owners like these programs is that they allow them to offer this important benefit at no added cost to their business.

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