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Lawmakers to Consider Paid Family Leave Insurance

Lawmakers to Consider Paid Family Leave Insurance LINCOLN, Neb. – Just 16 percent of Nebraska workers currently have access to paid family and medical leave, but a new bill making its way through the state Legislature would create a statewide insurance pool to allow nearly all workers to be with family when health issues arise.

Tiffany Seibert Joekel, research and policy director of the Women’s Fund of Omaha, says too many workers are forced to choose between being with loved ones when they’re sick, or spending critical time with a newborn, and their jobs.
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