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File #: O-512-20    Version: Name: O-512-20 PARENTAL LEAVE (AS AMENDED)
Type: Ordinance Status: Withdrawn
File created: 11/2/2020 In control: Labor and Economic Development Committee
On agenda: 12/18/2020 Final action: 12/18/2020
Title: AN ORDINANCE REQUIRING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF PAID PARENTAL LEAVE. (AS AMENDED)
Sponsors: Brandon Coan (D-8), David Yates (D-25), Keisha Dorsey (D-3), Nicole George (D-21)
Attachments: 1. O-512-20 V.2 120120 PARENTAL LEAVE.pdf, 2. O-512-20 V.1 110520 PARENTAL LEAVE.pdf, 3. O-512-20 PROPOSED CAM 120120 Parental Leave.pdf
ORDINANCE NO. _________, SERIES 2020
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AN ORDINANCE REQUIRING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF PAID PARENTAL LEAVE. (AS AMENDED)
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SPONSORED BY: COUNCIL MEMBERS COAN, YATES, DORSEY, AND GEORGE

WHEREAS, Louisville/Jefferson County seeks to constantly improve and update benefits for city Louisville Metro Government employees in order to recruit talented people who are successful in their fields to join the city Louisville Metro Government and to encourage existing employees to continue working for the city;
WHEREAS, the Family Medical Leave Act while providing job protection in a paid or unpaid status, does not address the lack of income experienced by many employees during periods of necessary leave;
WHEREAS, the purpose of paid parental leave is to allow up to twelve (12) weeks of paid leave to employees who have worked for the city Louisville Metro Government for at least six (6) twelve (12) months; and the paid parental leave will be in addition to an employee's accrued annual and sick leave;
WHEREAS, paid parental leave attracts young professionals;
WHEREAS, paid parental leave improves workplace morale and increases productivity;
WHEREAS, paid maternal leave can increase female labor force participation by making it easier for women to stay in the workforce after giving birth, contributing to economic growth; paid maternal leave also increases employee retention, saving employers significant costs associated with replacing employees;
WHEREAS, parents supported by work benefits, such as paid parental leave, are less likely to rely on public assistance benefits;
WHEREAS, in twenty-first century America, many private and public companies and institutions allow their employees to take significant time off when they have children; many of these companies and institutions offer the same amount of time off for both male and female employees in recognition of the shared duties of parenting a newborn or newly adopted child;
WHEREA...

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