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Family Leave Act goes to the House floor

February 12, 2002
By: Rebecca Gannon
State Capital Bureau
Links: HB 1055

The sick leave policy for state workers will get a boost if the House passes the new Republican bill. Rebecca Gannon has the story in Jefferson City.

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Workers are one step closer to gaining medical leave without the threat of unemployment.

The Missouri House Judiciary Committee passed the Family Leave Act for state workers and the bill is now headed to the House floor for a vote.

Representative Byrd has high hopes for this bill that promises employees sick leave without penalty.

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OutCue: "...uncompensated time."
Contents: Byrd says this bill will allow workers to stay with family during illness without pay.

The Family Leave Act also proposes workers can return to work without losing any pension or position they held before their leave.

In Jefferson City, Rebecca Gannon.


Taking sick leave will no longer be a drain on employers' pocketbooks under a new House Repulbican proposal. Rebecca Gannon has the story in Jefferson City.

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Extended sick leave will actually save employers money, according to some House Republicans.

The Family Leave Act allows workers to take unpaid leave and still keep their jobs.

The bill works by cutting the cost of new employee training, since current workers will still be on the payroll.

Representative Byrd of Kirkwood says this money-saving move will also boost production in the workplace.

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Contents: Byrd says studies show costs get cut and people keeping their jobs raises their attitude

The Family Leave Act is now headed to the House floor for a vote.

From Jefferson City...I'm Rebecca Gannon.