Economic Opportunity

May 18, 2023

Paid family medical leave advocacy letter

May 18, 2023

Chairwoman Carpenter and Members of the House Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations:

We write to express our strong support for HB 596, which would provide eligible employees in Louisiana with paid family and medical leave. This important legislation ensures that people who
need time away from work to bond with a new child, recover from a serious health condition, care for a seriously ill loved one, address needs arising from domestic violence, or address the
impact of military deployment can take the time they need without the fear of financial instability.… Read more...

April 15, 2023

Paid family and medical leave for Louisiana

The United States remains the only Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) country without a national paid leave policy. Congress passed the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) in 1993, which offers
up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for qualified employees.… Read more...

April 15, 2023

Louisiana’s Earned Income Tax Credit

Louisiana’s Earned Income Tax Credit is a modest state investment that can pay big dividends for hardworking families and put children on a path to a brighter future.

Created in 2007, Louisiana’s EITC is claimed each year by more than 580,000 households with low to moderate incomes, making it the broadest tax credit the state has to offer.… Read more...

February 15, 2023

State of Working Louisiana