Last updated 1/13
Nobody should have to choose between their job and caring for their family. Nearly everyone needs time away from work at some point to care for a relative, deal with a serious personal illness, or welcome a baby, but many Marylanders can’t afford to take unpaid leave. Rabbi Hillel teaches us that we can’t separate ourselves from our community; we all have a responsibility for each other’s wellbeing and care. We must make sure that all people can take time to be with their families and attend to their own health.
The Time to Care Act (HB0375/SB211) would establish a Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) program through which employees may take up to 12 weeks of paid leave from work to care for the birth, adoption, or fostering of a child; to provide care to themselves or family members with serious health or medical conditions; or to address needs resulting from a military family member’s deployment.
Write to your legislator below to let them know you support the Time to Care Act, and why they should too. This action alert is hosted by the Maryland Family Network.
Marylanders Need Time to Care
Please contact your legislators and ask them to support The Time to Care Act.
The Time to Care Act would establish a Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program, similar to unemployment insurance. A fund pool, into which both employees and employers contribute, would provide workers up to 12 weeks of leave with partial wage replacement when a critical need arises.
No one should have to choose between the job they need and the family they love.
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