Mandate Paid Maternity and Parental Leave

Last updated: Apr 7, 2019

Details about this bill
Category: Wage and Labor
Status: In Committee
Sponsor: Representative Benjamin Collings, House 42
Session: 129
Bill #: LD 1239

Position:

Monitoring.

Summary:

This bill requires employers with one to 49 employees to provide 2 weeks of paid maternity leave, including existing benefits, to an employee who gives birth and one week of paid parental leave to an employee whose spouse or domestic partner gives birth. Employers with more than 49 employees are required to provide 4 weeks of paid maternity leave, including existing benefits, to an employee who gives birth and 2 weeks of paid parental leave to an employee whose spouse or domestic partner gives birth. The bill also includes provisions regarding the protection of existing benefits, position restoration, denial of rights and judicial enforcement similar to the provisions of the family medical leave laws.