- Guarantee 12 weeks of paid family leave
- Ensure all workers, regardless of gender or income, can take leave
- Protect workers from retaliation for taking leave
Guarantee 12 weeks of paid family leave
Ensure all workers, regardless of gender or income, can take leave
Mike’s plan makes access to paid family leave equitable, gender neutral and available to workers of all incomes. Today, women are far more likely than men to not work outside the home, a sign of growing pressures on women to provide primary child care. Separately, workers with lower wages are less likely to have access to paid family leave.
Protect workers from retaliation
Mike’s plan enforces anti-retaliation protections for workers who take paid family leave. For example, under Mike, employers will be prevented from denying workers professional opportunities for taking legally-permitted time off to care for loved ones.