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.
Paid Family Leave
On Friday, March 26, 2021, at 11:00 A.M. the Senate DFL will be hosting a remote hearing on legislation (Senate File 1205) presented by Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent that would provide Paid Family and Medical Leave benefits for Minnesota… Read More »Senate DFL announces hearing on Paid Family and Medical Leave
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.
Sen. Susan Kent, Sen. Matt Little, and Rep. Laurie Halverson to hold Twitter town hall on paid family leave
ST. PAUL, MN – As the paid family and medical leave and the caregiving crisis continues to be discussed, Sen. Susan Kent, DFL-Woodbury, Sen. Matt Little, DFL-Lakeville, and Rep. Laurie Halverson, DFL-Eagan, are inviting Minnesota workers, families, advocates, and the… Read More »Sen. Susan Kent, Sen. Matt Little, and Rep. Laurie Halverson to hold Twitter town hall on paid family leave
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.