Motto by TIME: 7 Questions for President Trump on His Controversial Paid Family Leave Plan

In the News

January 24, 2017

Paid family leave was one of the few policy areas where Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton agreed during the campaign, so there’s a good chance that Congress will consider paid family leave proposals under President Trump. Here are seven questions everyone should be asking.

How much — and what kind of — paid leave is provided?

Under the Family Medical Leave Act, covered employees receive 12 weeks of leave — but it’s unpaid. Trump’s proposal includes six weeks of paid leave for mothers. Under the FMLA, covered employees can take leave to care for a child or parent suffering from a “serious health condition,” or for his or her own recovery. Trump’s plan currently allows for leave for the birth of a child, but other types of leave are not covered.

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