Okay I have some honest questions.
Because becomming a parent isn't the same as losing your job.
My state has two programs that are available to new parents.
Pregnancy disability is a sub-category of the state disability insurance that is available for workers with a variety of work-preventing medical conditions. It is 4 weeks prior to due date, 6 weeks after delivery or 8 if a c-section.
Paid family leave can be used similarly to FMLA, and is available for bonding time for new mothers or fathers, biological or adopted. Like FMLA, PFL is also available for those caring for a sick family member. It is also 6 weeks in any given 12 month period.
Both are paid at just over half of one's base salary (which is calculated in some arcane way only beknownst to govt. bureaucrats). Both programs are funded through payroll tax, and you have to have worked a minimum amount and contributed a minimum amount to qualify.
I sure am glad I live where I do.
Why hide your light under a bushel of bears, I ask you?
What I was trying to point out was that it was not tax dollar funded.
>>What I was trying to point out was that it was not tax dollar funded.
In Ontario the employee pays it.
To me it is fair.
They probably are not aware that it can benefit them as well (non-parents).
>>Yes I it is though tax dollars but my point is that the employer doesn't pay.