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Paid medical leave won’t place onerous burden on business, sponsor says

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines, Health

Sen. Sarah McBride, center, leads a panel discussing the benefits of a proposed medical leave act. A bill to give Delaware workers up to 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave has earned the support of some lawmakers, business owners, medical professionals and nonprofit advocates.  But some business leaders fear a state-run paid leave program would be overly burdensome …

Roundtable to focus on proposed paid family, medical leave bill

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

State Sen. Sarah McBride will hold the first in a series of roundtable conversations Thursday focused on 12-week paid family and medical leave and the effect it would have on Delawareans. The Nov. 17 event at the Trolley Square Brew HaHa! will address Senate Bill 1, also known as the Healthy Delaware Families Act. The event will begin at 4:30 …

Federal COVID-19 unemployment payments end in September

Charles Megginson Business, Headlines

  All federal unemployment pay boosts related to COVID-19 end the first week in September. Photo by Yury Kim/Pexels   All pandemic-related unemployment programs provided under the American Rescue Plan Act will expire on Monday, Sept. 6, 2021.  With near-universal staffing shortages, some say ending these programs will finally give people the incentive they need to return to work.  Programs …