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North Dakota Democrats Make a Cheap, Ugly Argument About Paid Family Leave

North Dakota Democrats Make a Cheap, Ugly Argument About Paid Family Leave

Over the past couple of weeks the North Dakota Democrats have been trying to turn a (very good) report about pay for absent lawmakers from Bismarck Tribune journalist Jack Dura into a talking point about mandating paid family leave. I understand the argument, and believe Democratic leaders such as Senator Erin Oban (D-Bismarck) and Rep.

North Dakota’s Legislature Doesn’t Set Family Leave Policy for Private Businesses and That’s a Good Thing

Recently┬áBismarck Tribune reporter Jack Dura had a very good report about the amount of pay approved for lawmakers who miss days during the legislative session. As I wrote previously, the amount paid really wasn’t very much, and most of the leave was for perfectly reasonable things like illness and, in one instance, a pregnancy. It’s

Proposed Family Leave Program Is Basically Corporate Welfare

Before I make my argument, I should acknowledge that the business community in North Dakota has come out in opposition to HB1509. That proposal, introduced by state Rep. Karla Rose Hanson (D-Fargo), would create a mandatory family leave program for employers with 50 or more employees. It would be administered by Workforce Safety and Insurance

Bill Would Create Mandatory Family Leave Program for Some North Dakota Employers

If a bill introduced by state Rep. Karla Rose Hanson (D-Fargo) passes, an employer in North Dakota with 50 or more employees would be required to participate in a “family medical leave” program which would give employees 66 percent of their pay (capped at $4,000 per month) for up to twelve weeks. The bill is

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