Happy Hour 5-6:30p
Join Main Street Alliance small business owners for a happy hour! Find out more about Paid Family Medical Leave and learn about Main Street Alliance, an organization of community-minded business owners that Common Roots has been a part of since the Minnesota chapter launched in 2015. Brief presentation at 5:15.
More about the MN Paid Family Medical Leave Bill
Paid family and medical leave would give people extended time off--up to 12 weeks--when a new baby is born or adopted, when someone is diagnosed with a serious medical issue themselves, or when a family member becomes sick. It be funded by a joint employee-employer contribution. A statewide insurance pool would be created, and a worker’s wage replacement is paid from these funds. It replaces 80% to 55% of wages (based on income) up to a maximum of the average weekly wage, or around $1,000 per week. By each contributing an estimated 0.27% of a worker’s wages, employers and employees jointly fund the insurance pool.
California, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Washington, New York, Hawaii, Massachusetts and the District of Columbia have all passed statewide paid family and medical leave insurance program. Find out more about the Minnesota proposal here.