Greitens announces paid family leave for executive branch workers

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens announced Monday that state workers for executive branch agencies will now be able to receive paid leave when they have a child.

Under the policy, executive branch employees will be eligible for six weeks of paid leave after the birth or adoption of a child if they are the primary caregivers or three weeks of paid leave if they are the secondary caregivers.

Only 12 percent of private sector workers have access to paid family leave through their employers, according to a 2015 fact sheet from the U.S. Department of Labor.
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