ST. PAUL, Minn. – Today Senate DFL Members joined the coalition on Minnesotans for Paid Family & Medical Leave in a press conference announcing the 2023 version of a Paid Family and Medical Leave program. The proposed legislation would ensure all workers in the state have access to up to 12 weeks of leave for family care, pregnancy, serious health condition, and other purposes.
Minnesota Paid Family and Medical Leave Act
Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent to join House DFL Leaders and Paid Family and Medical Leave Advocates ahead of House vote
On Thursday, March 5, 2020, Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent will join House DFL legislative leaders and advocates at a press conference leading up to the House floor vote for a statewide Paid Family & Medical Leave policy.
Rep. Jason Metsa (DFL – Virginia) and Sen. Susan Kent (DFL – Woodbury) have introduced the Minnesota Paid Family and Medical Leave Act of 2017. In proposing the legislation, the bill authors pointed to growing disparities for low-wage workers, an aging population increasingly dependent on care from family members, and a need to provide Minnesota families a sense of economic peace of mind following birth or the need to care for a loved one.