State Senator and Business Owner: Paid Family Leave will Give Vermont Workers Financial Stability (May 1, 2017)

By Peter Hirschfeld, Vermont Public Radio

The Vermont House is expected to pass legislation this week that would create a statewide paid family and medical leave program. But the bill will face a number of hurdles to passage when the Senate takes up the proposal next year, and might see its progress hampered by a corresponding push to raise the minimum wage.

The paid family and medical leave bill expected to pass the House this week is a far cry from the one advocates started with. For one, the legislation would guarantee up to six weeks of paid leave, rather than the 12 weeks called for in the original version of the bill.

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