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dc.contributor.authorJones, Bernie D.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-09T22:01:06Z
dc.date.available2018-08-09T22:01:06Z
dc.date.issued2014-09
dc.identifier.citationBernie D. Jones, Privately Funded Family Medical Leave?, 35 N. Ill. U. L. Rev. 119 (2014).en_US
dc.identifier.issn0734-1490
dc.identifier.urihttps://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/18442
dc.description.abstractUpon the twentieth anniversary of the passage of the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993, activists have been pressed to correct its failure to grant American workers federally funded paid leave similar to those found in other nations that offer expansive social programming. Recent developments indicate, though, that supporters of paid leave might be more successful at the state level, not the federal one. Nonetheless, federally funded paid leave is presented as a pressing civil rights issue. In this article, I suggest an alternative, a property theory of paid family leave, founded upon a newer formulation of pension benefits: private family leave pensions that might operate similar to deferred compensation plans, tax deferred or tax free, and available through employers and brokerage houses. This is about supporting self-investment-such plans have the potential to offer greater benefits than even the most generous of the prevailing state government-sponsored paid leave benefits programs; as such, more thought should be put into considering alternatives to federally funded paid family medical leave.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherNorthern Illinois University Law Reviewen_US
dc.titlePrivately Funded Family Medical Leave?en_US
dc.type.genreArticleen_US
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dc.contributor.departmentOtheren_US


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