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Colorado passed Proposition 118:

"Proposition 118 will require employers to provide their employees up to 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave each year starting in 2024. It also will allow for an additional four weeks if that person has a serious pregnancy-related health condition or childbirth complications. The PFML program means that the employee could take up to 12 weeks off without losing their job."

thedenverchannel.com/news/elec

uspol + (parental leave) 

This is positive, but my experience is that we'll still need a cultural shift so that people actually feel free to use the benefit. Obviously, the insurance has to come first, but even with the insurance, there will be cultural obstacles that will take time to clear.

uspol + (parental leave) 

@cstanhope That said, 12 weeks paid is so clearly right and enticing I half expect the culture to quickly adopt it and never look back.

uspol + (parental leave) 

@cstanhope I saw this problem at my last job, "Yeah, so we're not giving you a raise this year because you were out for two weeks on medical leave for a life-saving surgery." Doesn't matter that company benefits covered it, you're a Bad Employee for using those benefits when you were dying. :|

uspol + (parental leave) 

@CarlCravens Yeah, exactly... :/

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@cstanhope In Germany it is 14 months.

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@VictorVenema That gives us something to shoot for!

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