Labor & Business Committee – Week 4, 2020


SF 476—Adoptive Employment Leave

SF 476 requires an employer to treat an employee who chooses to adopt a child in the same manner as an employee who is the biological parent of a new born child for the purposes of employment policies, benefits and protections for the first year after adoption. An amendment was adopted in committee. It clarifies that the bill is referring to adopting a child up to age 18. Also, language was adopted stating that an employee is not entitled to disability leave without a qualifying disability under the employer’s disability polices.
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