How would you feel about paying another $100/year in payroll taxes to subsidize a new piece of legislation? It would allow all employees to take up to 12 weeks off to care for a newborn or sick child or other relative — with pay. That takes the current Family and Medical Leave act to a new level.
To get some expertise on this, I brought my brother Seth onto my show this afternoon. He was a big shot in the Labor Department when the original FMLA became law, and now teaches labor law at New York Law School. As always, he was able to put it in simple, relatable terms.