Urgent Action needed to support Safe Days and Kin Care for North Carolina
What are Kin Care and Safe Days?
Kin Care – Explicitly says that whatever kind of sick leave an employee earns, it can be used to care for a family member. May also expand to include accessing preventative care or other needs
Safe Days – Explicitly says that whatever kind of sick leave an employee earns, it can be used to deal with the physical, emotional, or legal impacts of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, or to seek safety
Join us in contacting lawmakers and urging them to pass Enact KinCare (H899)!
Parents who have earned sick days, but those days are only for the employee themselves, so they can’t use them to care for their child who is sick.
Give workers the opportunity to use their earned time to:
Employers are not required to offer any new benefit because these policies allow workers to use the paid or unpaid sick time they already have.
When domestic violence is present, there is an increased risk of physical abuse, neglect, and child sexual abuse. No one should have to choose between seeking safety for their family and economic security.
Safe Days & Kin Care would improve the lives of working North Carolinians and their families, while supporting survivors and strengthening public health.
Please support Safe Days and Kin Care for NC
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