NY Assembly Passes Bill To Pay Workers On Family Leave

Law360, New York (March 5, 2014, 3:14 PM EST) -- A bill that would force New York employers to buy insurance to pay workers taking medical leave — strengthening federal protections that guarantee unpaid leave only — won backing from the state's top Democratic legislator, who pushed the bill through the New York State Assembly on Wednesday.

Changes to state insurance and workers' compensation laws, sponsored by Queens Democratic Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, got a boost from Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver as part of what he called a package of legislation to "strengthen access to quality, affordable child care."...
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