The House Education and Labor Committee Workforce Protections Subcommittee is scheduled to hold a hearing tomorrow, February 11, at 2:00 p.m. (ET) titled “Balancing Work, Health, and Family: The Case for Expanding the Family and Medical Leave Act”. The hearing will be primarily focused on legislative proposals to build upon the federal FMLA, but will also address alternative legislative proposals in this area of federal policy.
ERIC provided testimony ahead of the Subcommittee hearing to highlight the critical role that large, multistate employers play in providing paid family and medical leave benefits to millions of employers across the country as well as the unique challenges created by the current patchwork of state paid leave laws.
The multistate employer perspective has begun to be recognized and addressed in recent federal paid leave debates, but ERIC has made in-roads with members of Congress and staff to bring greater attention to this important reality. We will continue to work with federal legislators to create a national solution that provides relief from the compliance burdens of today’s multistate paid leave landscape.