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Measure introduced in House to give state employees 12 weeks paid family leave

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By Jake Flatley, WV MetroNews

January 15, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Efforts are underway in the statehouse and in the state’s largest county to push for 12 weeks of paid family leave following the birth or adoption of a child or when a family member is suffering a serious illness.

Del. Moore Capito (R-Kanawha) and Del. Eric Nelson (R-Kanawha) introduced a measure, House Bill 4189, on the floor Tuesday that calls for that paid time off for state employees.

“We are saying to our critical state employees that we don’t want anybody to ever have to make the decision on whether they are going to have to take a paycheck or to spend those critical first moments with a newborn child,” Capito told MetroNews.

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