Congratulations To Missouri For Showing Families That You Care

Congratulations To Missouri For Showing Families That You Care

"This week Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens issued an order giving most state workers paid time off after the birth or adoption of a child.

'Paid parental leave will strengthen families and communities,' Greitens’ proclamation says. The order was rightly welcomed by state employees."

"Still, the order reflects the growing understanding among politicians in both parties that family concerns must be taken into account by employers in the public and private sectors.

Businesses howled in the early 1990s when Congress passed the Family and Medical Leave Act. It requires businesses to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid time off for various family considerations, including birth or adoption, illness or to care for a close relative.

Those voices have largely gone silent. The Family and Medical Leave Act has proved enormously popular, and, since the time off is unpaid, the financial impact on companies has been relatively small."

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