HARRISBURG – Montgomery County Rep. Tim Briggs has reintroduced legislation that would create a Paid Family Leave Act in PA. House Bill 788 would require employers with at least four employees to provide 12 weeks of paid leave to eligible employees, according to the eligibility requirements under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act. The leave would be counted against the FMLA leave to which an employee is entitled, for many of the same circumstances as FMLA, with the significant difference that the leave would be paid, not unpaid as provided for under the federal law. Briggs said unpaid leave is not the answer because most families cannot afford to go without a paycheck. The bill has been referred to the state House Labor and Industry Committee.

REP. TIM BRIGGS