Monday, August 1, 2011

Parental Bereavement Act of 2011 Introduced in Senate

The Parental Bereavement Act of 2011, a bill seeking to amend the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to give parents grieving from the death of their child to receive up to 12 weeks of job-protected time-off, has been introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senator Jon Tester of Montana. Currently, parents are only covered for extended, unpaid time-off to care for newborn babies, adopted children, and family members with serious health conditions.

Keep an eye on this one! Can never have enough protection for employees.

1 comment:

  1. Employees have more than enough protection! How about protecting the employers!! They have so many laws that make it very difficult to fire an employee despite the fact that most dont want to actually work or even show up. Makes it very difficult to grow the business and create more jobs. How about we hold every one accountable and if they dont produce then they dont get paid! By that I meant the unemployment that they get is crazy. They are horrible employees but if you fire them they can do nothing and still collect money from the company. Liberals at it agian!!!