Paid Family Leave for State Employees (H.3560) is a bill that has bipartisan support and would ensure that state employees receive 12 weeks of paid family leave for the birth or adoption of a child.
Paid family leave is crucial to supporting working families’ economic security and promoting gender equity in workplaces. No one should have to risk their job or face financial loss when they need to welcome a new child.
Paid leave improves child health outcomes as parents who do not return to work full time in the first 12 weeks are more likely to receive medical checkups and vaccinations. Parents also benefit, fathers who take longer leave experience greater engagement in their children's lives and mothers are more likely to return to the workforce.
This issue has wide bipartisan support. A poll of likely voters found that 90% of South Carolinians believe this should be a legislative priority. The House passed the bill on April 6, 2021 by a vote of 104-4 and now we need your help to ask the Senate to support.
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