Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Family Leave Working Group meeting

The Family Leave Working Group will meet Friday, September 12, 2008 at 1:00pm in Hawaii State Capitol Room 224. The public is welcome.

The Working Group was established by Act 243, 2008 to explore the provision of wage replacement benefits to employees who need to take time off from work to care for a family member with a serious health condition. The agenda will cover a review of sunshine law requirements; a review of the Legislative Reference Bureau's Report No. 1, 2007: Selected Issues in Work-Family Policy: A Brief Overview; review the paid family leave program research findings of the Joint Legislative Committee on Family Caregiving that was conducted during the 2007 legislative interim; and review paid family leave bills in California, Washington, and New Jersey.

Persons who wish to submit testimony or have questions are asked to contact Representative Marilyn Lee's office at 586-9460. A copy of the hearing notice can be found at: