Corzine signs paid family leave law

Corzine signs paid family leave law

There are 31 comments on the The Morning Call story from May 3, 2008, titled Corzine signs paid family leave law. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

Jon Corzine signed paid family leave legislation into law Friday, making the state the third in the country with such provisions.

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“No rain in Georgia !!!”

Since: Feb 08

Lehigh Valley, PA

#24 May 3, 2008
Gimme Gimme Gimme, Gimme some more!!!

Pretty soon, I'll be able to claim that motorcycling in an addiction, and I cannot be held responsible for missing work to go ride. I can then take time off for Daytona and Sturgis to "seek treatment" for my addiction, all paid for by my employer. This is great!!!
Katie

New York, NY

#25 May 3, 2008
The most recent release of family leave for workers who keep PA government operating goes in a very different direction.

Could it be possible that government workers will be legislated differently from private industry?
Sandy

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#26 May 3, 2008
billy barule wrote:
in europe, they start w/ 6 wks of vacation and it goes up from there. the society in america is developed/legislated by the rich for the rich. keeps the middle class working to death and the rich get richer. i agree that it seems to be downhill from here..
I agree!!! The working class will be worked to death!! No time for family, no time for fun... work until your 70 and maybe you will drop dead so the government won't have to pay social security.... so keep on working America.... don't enjoy life!!!!
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#27 May 3, 2008
ljfud wrote:
You get disability for having a baby, money you paid out of your paycheck. If the child becomes seriously ill and you have to take time off to care for it, that is a different story. If you are working to start with, it's not lazy as you stated, it's called taking care of your family. And it has nothing to do with this stupid state, who has enough problems to worry about w/o worrying about what another state does.
I sure hope you're pro-choice with that statement. No one forced a woman to get pregnant, you're right, then she can always abort. Any pro-lifer opposed to this family leave better think first before bitching about it. I assume you're also against any leave a parent may have to to take if their child is sick? And you surely must be against any pregnant woman doing on any type of leave when she gets close to her due date? Think carefully.
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#28 May 3, 2008
Nik wrote:
While this is a start, it is still minimal compared to what time is needed to care for a newborn.
No kidding,absolutely! My husband only had a few days he was able to take off when our son was born & without having any family or friends around to help, & still recovering while in lots of pain with stitches, I was overwhelmed. It would have been a great help to have had him around but he couldn't do it as at that time there was no paid leave for fathers. On top of that our son was sick also, so it would have been a great help. I'm glad they're now coming down to earth & realizing that everyone is human. Plus the families w ho have a 2 parent working household would benefit from this also.
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#29 May 3, 2008
Reach in my pocket wrote:
Hi Tree Huggin Hippie ...
As a fellow tree hugger and native Pennsylvania, I say ... enjoy your days in NJ. I'll take no paid leave and the extra $33.
Bad things happen to people, it's happened in my family too many times. But what reasonable people do is have a rainy day fund or make conscious choices to not be employed or not be fully employed so that when family needs arrise, someone is available to help.
Corzinne's law is bad for small businesses, it's bad for people being forced to pay the tax, and it's bad for the cost of products -- particularly those that are competing with overseas products.
It is time that we return to the days of just dealing with it and not waiting for a handout.
I don't see this as a handout. By your theory why not go back to the days where there was ZERO disability days for anything? Oh you have cancer? Too bad, you have to work. You have 3 days to live? Too bad, guess you'll just have to "deal with it". Sometimes there are gray areas in life & if one wants to be an azz about it then why bother wasting spit on them? I've found those who are pissed by this new law are childless and jealous. Just as it's most certainly not my employers fault someone became pregnant, it's also not anyone else's fault other people can't have kids. I guess those upset about the law will just have to "deal with it". Not everything in life is fair & you're going to find things you won't agree with. Most people move on, others bellyache about it on message boards like 12 yr olds, as if it's going to do any real good. If it upsets you THAT much then start a coalition & lobby against it, make change instead of complaing about it.
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#30 May 3, 2008
Jen wrote:
how should an employer continue to run his business when all of his employees are home changing diapers? Or should the company just shut down for six weeks till the little bundles of joy are ready for daycare (which, no doubt, you expect your employer to provide free of charge as well)
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I take it you don't have a child. You're paying for other couples' children whether they get paid time off or not. For every child born we all pay for it. If this paid leave act bothers you so much why not stay consistent and push to ban all pregnancies. Sounds to me like Pennsylvanians are a little ticked the paid leave act isn't going on in their state, if they can't benefit from it it's a bad thing. You Pennsyltuckians make me laugh.
John

Allentown, PA

#31 May 3, 2008
family leave wrote:
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I take it you don't have a child. You're paying for other couples' children whether they get paid time off or not. For every child born we all pay for it. If this paid leave act bothers you so much why not stay consistent and push to ban all pregnancies. Sounds to me like Pennsylvanians are a little ticked the paid leave act isn't going on in their state, if they can't benefit from it it's a bad thing. You Pennsyltuckians make me laugh.
I'm trying to read through all of your babble.

Are you actually trying to make the point that this law is a good thing?
Nik

Kearny, NJ

#32 May 4, 2008
Jen wrote:
how should an employer continue to run his business when all of his employees are home changing diapers? Or should the company just shut down for six weeks till the little bundles of joy are ready for daycare (which, no doubt, you expect your employer to provide free of charge as well)
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It's called higher taxes, more employer involvement. Like I said, there are other countries who have managed to find a way for people to work and have families. Last time I checked, most people need two working parents to survive. I know my husband and I do very well, but we couldn't do it on one salary. And you know, we did struggle for me to stay at home for years. I never said an employer should pay for daycare, but some are starting to offer onsite daycares with a payroll deduction. Not a bad idea at all!
Nik

Kearny, NJ

#33 May 4, 2008
Tom Paine wrote:
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Yes, and we all know what a model of productivity France is...
Oh, I am sorry...I didn't realize that France was all of Europe! And last time I checked the Euro AND the pound are kicking the Sh*t out of the dollar.

I love closed minded people, the USA us the best place eva!!!*rolleyes*
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#34 May 4, 2008
John wrote:
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I'm trying to read through all of your babble.
Are you actually trying to make the point that this law is a good thing?
"Babble", great response, meaning you have no response. I think it was pretty clear how I feel about it. Process of elimination.

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