IIWF: Indiana gets D- for workplace protections

Posted on: August 8th, 2016 by [email protected] No Comments

A state–by-state analysis by the National Partnership for Women and Families gives the Indiana a “D-minus” for workplace protections such as family leave. Erin Macey policy analyst for the Indiana Institute for Working Families says 72 percent of Indiana’s children live in a home where all the adults are working, so paid time off is crucial, especially for lower-income residents. A bill has been put together in Indiana that would set up a program so employees could hold back a small amount from their paychecks to go into a medical leave fund. That could be used when a child is born, or as paid time off to care for aging family members. Macey expects it to be introduced in the 2017 legislative session.

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