Paid family leave

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...

May 17, 2023

Leaders rally for paid leave

Community leaders and policy advocates gathered on the Louisiana Capitol steps Wednesday in support of landmark legislation that seeks to create a comprehensive paid family medical leave benefit for Louisiana workers. 

House Bill 596 by Rep. Aimee Freeman is being heard by the House Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations on Thursday.… 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 10, 2023

LBP 2023 Legislative Priorities

Louisiana’s economy works best when it works for everyone, regardless of race or ZIP code. With the Legislature beginning its two-month “fiscal” session last week, the Louisiana Budget Project is focused on ensuring that Louisiana has the revenue it needs to continue investing in its people and communities so that every family has what they need to reach their full potential. … Read more...