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4 Questions Raised By Trump's Paid Family Leave Proposal

Law360, New York (May 23, 2017, 10:38 PM EDT) -- The Trump administration has allocated $20 billion in its proposed budget to establish a national paid parental leave program that would be run through states' unemployment insurance infrastructure, a crucial new wrinkle that raises several questions about how it would work in practice.

The 2018 spending plan, released Tuesday, says the program would provide six weeks of paid family leave for new and adoptive parents, similar to a proposal Trump first unveiled during the campaign. States would have "broad latitude" to design and finance the paid leave program, just as they do with their unemployment insurance programs, the budget plan stated....

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