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@6289KVJGreenfrom Illinois  answered…2yrs

Businesses should only grant paid maternity leave for two kids and sick leave.

@5ZF29M5Greenfrom California  answered…2yrs

The lack of paid leave in general is a system that only begets inefficiency cycle after cycle. In some countries, men and women will have up to a year or two of government or privately sponsored sick, and more importantly paternity/maternity leave. This is because other countries know that to properly raise a child, one must really be around all the time in the early years, if possible. I believe the lack of time spent in raising a child can be reflected in the sad state of affairs in this country. People grow up less ready for this world, and ultimately less connected to it because they didn't have their father around a lot as a kid, who was constantly working late to give me and my sister a better life. And in that regard, I advocate family leave in general.

@B4KMSGDPeace and Freedom from New York answered…6 days

Yes, and let competitive incentives determine how much an organization is willing to invest in its employees.

@B4HG9RFDemocrat from California answered…2wks

Yes, but the rate of reimbursement may be capped by the employer for employees making substantially more than the minimum wage.

@B4BZVZXIndependent from Louisiana answered…4wks

Yes, maternity and paternity leave for the birth of a child. An employee who needs to take care of a sick family member should be allowed personal time off but not paid time off...

@B3YFMSMConstitution from Arizona answered…2mos

Yes for maternity leave but depending on the severity of the sickness

@B3TNPW4Socialist from Texas answered…2mos

Yes, but for companies under 100 employees, the government should pay for it. Also, implement single-payer healthcare

@B3QZ52KVeteran from Kentucky answered…2mos

Yes, but ONLY for maternity leave, medical leave, illness, sick family member, or death in the family. The employee MUST have proof of it with a doctor's note and documents. Workers need to STOP taking advantage of these programs and STOP abusing the system. The government should NOT sponsor these programs.

@B3PJNM7Women’s Equalityfrom Maine  answered…2mos

@B3KZ5X3Constitution from Illinois answered…2mos

@senttieeLibertarian from Virginia answered…2mos

@B3B4CBCConstitution from Wisconsin answered…3mos

Yes, businesses should offer a yearly 2 week minimum for paid sick leave, and a yearly 12 week minimum for paid parental leave, and the worker can choose to take part of the leave if they deem it needed. If unused, the leave time will accumulate

@B2WRRSNVeteran from Kentucky answered…3mos

Yes, but only for maternity leave, medical leave, illness, sick family member, or death in the family. The employee must have proof of it with a doctor's note. Workers need to STOP taking advantage of these programs and STOP abusing the system.

@B2HGDPYVeteran from Pennsylvania answered…4mos

Only for maternity leave and if there is no way in telling that a family member could live or die

@B2D5NMNLibertarian from Minnesota answered…4mos

Yes for worthy cause, but should be revoked if someone is found to be abusing the system.

@B25XPQHWorking Family from Kansas answered…4mos

@B22YDJVVeteran from Wisconsin answered…5mos

Yes, always for maternity but only a certian amount of paid sick days

@9ZWGKDMConstitution from Idaho answered…5mos

Corporations should supply 2 weeks of paid leave for sick each year and have it accumulate if not used. The person can choose to use the paid leave when needed for sick or family issues.

@9ZKL9ZPVeteran from North Carolina answered…5mos

No, the government shouldn’t require a business to do anything

@9LX6C3ZWomen’s Equality from Illinois answered…2yrs

They should give them money so they can use for groceries and necessary things they need to use the money.

@9LWBC9QTranshumanist from Michigan answered…2yrs

Businesses can not afford to pay people to not work, then pay another person to do the job of the person that is off. People should either be responsible for saving and managing their time off or such things should be covered by an insurance program.

@9LQ2LGHTranshumanistfrom Guam  answered…2yrs

No, an intentional pregnancy should be planned, but a sick family member cannot be.

@9J8TLH9Democrat from New York answered…2yrs

No, but they should be required to provide more paid leave in general.

@9J7W3QNDemocrat from Virginia answered…2yrs

Yes, but the company should be able to institute its own policy on this matter. This “benefit” could be a drawing point for bringing in higher caliber talent.

@9HYLPL5Veteran from Idaho answered…2yrs

@9HXR6YVLibertarian from New Jersey answered…2yrs

@Monica-VeraIndependent from Illinois answered…2yrs

Yes, but with limits or up to a certain percentage depending on the time employed

@9H9HTS7Green from Texas answered…2yrs

Yes and no. A change in welfare systems to a Universal Basic Income System can socialize some of the cost of lost wages. The remaining costs that would bridge the gap between that amount and the salary fo the employee should be decided upon by the company based on the size and income of the company. Paid leave should be mandatory with a reasonable cap given the above.

@9H7KCPSDemocrat from Alabama answered…2yrs

No, though I support providing sick leave, it should not be mandated by the government. Some jobs aren't structured for offering sick leave, and employees should know if the job offers paid sick leave when they apply for the job.

@9H5C34PVeteran from Colorado answered…2yrs

Yes, but only after having worked for the same employer for at least half a year.

@9H4NKHVWomen’s Equality from Hawaii answered…2yrs

Yes, but only if the family member is a minor, or for maternity or paternity leave with time restrictions and a medical excuse letter.

@9H3PVWLRepublican from California answered…2yrs

Yes for maternity but the father deserves some time off as well.

@9H2QG6VRepublican from Pennsylvania answered…2yrs

@9GZLKSSDemocrat from Texas answered…2yrs

yes, but only for maternity leave for both men and women. And sick family members who can not afford medical professionals and are recovering from surgery or on death bed.

@9GYSR5JGreen from Washington answered…2yrs

No, the government should provide these benefits instead; as applies to maternity, at least as long as the government's policy is to promote more births, which it appears to be

@9GQ9FDGDemocrat from Virginia answered…2yrs

Businesses grant employees an annual amount of sick leave in addition to annual paid time off. If employees need to use leave for their own illness, birth of a child, or a sick family member, the would use their annual PTO first, then use the sick leave, then the company would place the employee on unpaid time off. Also, other employees would be able to donate their sick leave.

@9GPNX7PWorking Family from Kansas answered…2yrs

Yes, but this should not be fully subsidized by the government and employees/employers should be ok the hook for portions of it through a payroll tax. It is vitally important to the development of our next generations to give them the opportunity to bond with their parents.

@9GP6CYNRepublican from Pennsylvania answered…2yrs

Yes, business should be required to pay employees 12 weeks of paid sick leave

@9GMCVLFWorking Family from Florida answered…2yrs

yes for maternity leave but only for sick leave if you can physically see them sick and get the diagnoses back after they recover so if they lie it will be taken out of their paycheck

@9FBSCTLDemocrat from Virginia answered…2yrs

Yes, and they should be required to provide paid-leave regardless for full-time employees.

@9F9MV8KLibertarian from Texas answered…2yrs

Corporate Companies should be mandated to offer sick pay & maternity/paternity leave. Small Businesses should not have to unless there are government resources that can help.

@B38X7L8Libertarian from Missouri answered…3mos

no, the paid leave should be allowed under certain circumstances like childbirth, requiring the worker to fill out a term

@B35K56XLibertarian from North Carolina answered…3mos

Yes, but only for Paternity and Maternity leave, and a limited amount of sick days determined by the business.

@9ZMB4HCSocialist from Virginia answered…5mos

Yes, and the government should sponsor this program for smaller businesses

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