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Ohio poised to mandate generous family leave

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The Ohio Civil Rights Commission has proposed a new statewide policy to guarantee 12 weeks’ maternity leave to mothers working for companies with as few as four employees, with no minimum length of service. The law would replace Ohio’s existing law, which requires companies to give a “reasonable period of time off,” a standard which has been confusing.

If it passes, Ohio will be the 18th state to expand maternity and family leave benefits beyond the FMLA standards, which apply only to employers with 50 or more employees and workers who have served at least 1,250 hours and have worked for their employer for at least one year.

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