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New paid leave benefit passes in Wake County

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By Andrew Giermak | Jan 23, 2020

Wakeco

RALEIGH – The Wake County Board of Commissioners passed a new paid family illness leave benefit for county employees at the board’s December meeting. 

Qualified employees will have up to three weeks paid leave to care for a family member undergoing treatment for or recovering from a serious health condition. 

"Paid family leave has been shown to increase employee morale, productivity and retention, as well as improve the health of our families and communities," board chairwoman Jessica Holmes said.

"Our action today demonstrates the county’s continued commitment to the health and well-being of our employees and their loved ones and is a proactive example of how we want employers to treat their employees,” Holmes said.

The board passed the plan unanimously on Dec. 2. Wake County passed a paid parental leave benefit policy in 2016.

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