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...
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...