The New Hampshire House has approved a bill, HB 628, which, if it becomes law, would make New Hampshire one of a handful of state to require employers to give time off for family care. The plan allows workers to opt in to a fund for up to twelve weeks of leave. But it has a ways to go, as opponents worry about the cost and sustainability.
- Amanda Sears - Director of the Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy, a lobby group that advocates for working families in New Hampshire.
- Mary Gile - Democratic representative from Merrimack, and the sponsor of HB 628.
- Stephen Schmidt - Republican representative from Carroll, and chairman of the Labor Committee.
- Matt Trahan - Owner of Sap House Meadery in Center Ossippee.
"New Hampshire family leave plan praised at forum in Bow," from NHBR.
"NH House OKs family medical leave program," from NHBR.