family leave http://ripr.org en New Benefits for Temporary Caregivers, New Parents http://ripr.org/post/new-benefits-temporary-caregivers-new-parents <p>In its final hours, the Rhode Island General Assembly passed a new law that will, in its first year, provide up to four weeks of "temporary wage replacement benefits" to workers who take time off to care for a sick family member or to bond with a new child - biological, adopted, foster, or otherwise.&nbsp; The <a href="http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText13/SenateText13/S0231B.pdf">bill </a>is awaiting the governor's signature, which it's expected to receive, and would go into effect in January 2014.</p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 18:03:03 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 17943 at http://ripr.org