IWPR Paid Family Leave Experts Dr. Heidi Hartmann and Dr. Jeff Hayes presented testimony before the D.C. city council as the council deliberates a proposed D.C. paid leave bill. The testimony highlighted IWPR’s analysis estimating that the D.C. city council’s proposed paid leave program would provide $267.4 million in benefits to covered workers and would cost $13.4 million to administer. The total $281 million for the program proposal would translate to a less than one percent (0.63 percent) tax on employers.
Read IWPR President Heidi Hartmann’s letter to the Washington Post editorial board, “Evidence-based analysis of D.C.’s paid leave proposal shows why it would work.”
Read Dr. Hartmann’s blog, “Why Paid Leave in DC Would Be More Affordable Than You Think,” on Huffington Post.