PAID FAMILY LEAVE IN NORTH DAKOTA.

With Paid Family Leave, North Dakota businesses can support families during the most difficult and the most beautiful  periods of life. Paid Family Leave allows North Dakota workers the assurance to bond with a new child or care for a sick loved one without fear of losing an income.

Paid Family Leave for North Dakota is a common-sense plan to fill the gaps. It sets a baseline of coverage as an earned benefit for workers. North Dakota must do more to protect workers during critical life-changing circumstances. Think your job or your company won’t be affected by a significant medical or family event? THINK AGAIN.

 

 

BENEFITS OF PAID FAMILY LEAVE

 BENEFITS FOR EMPLOYERS:

 BENEFITS FOR EMPLOYEES:

 Reduce Turnover  Improve Morale and Longevity in Career
 Reduce High Costs of Training New Employees  Greater Income Stability during
 Life-Changing Experience
 Attract Workers from Across the
 Country Looking for Earned Benefits
 to Support 21st Century Needs
 Peace of Mind to Be Present for
 Important Moments in Life
 Improve Economic Opportunity  Maintain Strong Family Bonds

 


 

DO YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCE?

 PAID FAMILY LEAVE

 SICK LEAVE

 Long-term coverage  Short-term coverage
 Used for employees caring for self,
 new child, or an ill loved one
 (e.g. serious medical condition, parental leave)
 Time off is generally approved for employee
 caring for oneself or employee’s child
 (e.g. flu, minor medical procedure)
 Employee earns a percentage during leave  Employee generally earns full pay during leave

 

COULD YOU TAKE SEVERAL WEEKS OFF WORK FOR MEDICAL REASONS?


Without Paid  Family Leave, North Dakota’s economy has no framework to implement a proven tactic that attracts and retains employees. This policy can help reduce turnover and the high costs of training new employees. With Paid Family Leave programs becoming more popular across the country, more businesses are looking to this earned benefit to answer the state’s critical workforce shortage. Improving economic opportunity supports North Dakota’s economy.

Today’s working families are looking for policies that address their practical needs. An overwhelming rate of American workers (84%) support similar policies on a national level.

When a person is forced to decide between being present at a job and being present for a life-changing event, the workforce suffers. Yet, most North Dakota workers must choose. Without a statewide policy to ensure a percentage of employees can take the needed time, showing up for these moments can jeopardize a family’s financial security.

 

HELP NORTH DAKOTA BECOME A STRONGER STATE FOR EMPLOYEES AND EMPLOYERS.

Contact your state legislators and ask them to sponsor and/or support legislation to create and fund a North Dakota Paid Family Leave Program.

 


 

North Dakota Women’s Network is proud to partner with
North Dakota AFL-CIO (www.ndaflcio.org) on the paid family leave initiative.

 

 

 

 


 

This project was funded in part by a Bush Innovation grant through the Consensus Council.