NJPP Joins Roundtable on Improving Paid Family Leave

Paid leave is good for working families and businesses – but it could be even better.

Published on May 10, 2017 in Economic Justice

This week NJPP Vice President Jon Whiten was invited to join Senate President Sweeney, Senator Diegnan and fellow advocates from the AFL-CIO, AARP, American Cancer Society, New Jersey Citizen Action and the Rutgers University Center for Women and Work to discuss ways to make New Jersey’s paid family leave program work better for the state’s families and businesses.

The roundtable came as the two Senators are moving legislation forward to increase the wage replacements in the program, a key recommendation in NJPP’s new report on improving paid leave.

“Family leave insurance can be a lifeline for working families and their loved ones,” Whiten said. “New Jersey’s experience demonstrates that paid family leave is good for workers, their families and the business community – but it could be even better, and the program even more effective, if we made some common-sense improvements.”

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