Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Family Leave Working Group meeting -- October 17

The Family Leave Working Group will meet Friday, October 17, 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 minutes of September 12 meeting, a presentation on medical privacy, a presentation on the adequacy of current long-term care system, review of the 2007 Family Caregiver Needs Assessment to explain the needs and characteristics of employed family caregivers, and review the 2007 inventory of eldercare policies and practices in the workplace.

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: