COLUMBUS, Ohio — Eight states have legislation that pays for people to take family leave for a newborn, adoption and to care for a loved one.Ohio wants to join the list.House Bill 91 would create the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program. The bill is co-sponsored by State Representative Kirstin Boggs (D-Columbus) and State Representative Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland).It would require an employer to deduct and withhold premiums from an employee's wages to prove up to 12 weeks of family and medical leave insurance benefits during a 12-month period, but an employer may opt to pay the contribution on behalf of the employee.Four years ago, Heather Whaling decided to offer the same thing.She says it was a way to retain and attract top talent."Paid leave is...
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Proposed Ohio bill would offer state-run paid family leave