Caregiver Relief Act

nc-stampHB 453 – Caregiver Relief Act

Primary Sponsors: Rep. Susan Fisher (D – Buncombe), Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield (D – Pitt), Rep. Carla Cunningham (D – Mecklenburg), Rep. Verla Insko (D – Orange)

SB 463 – Caregiver Relief Act

Primary Sponsors: Sen. Angela Bryant (D -Nash), Sen. Gladys Robinson (D – Guilford), Sen. Valerie Foushee (D – Orange)

This bill has been filed in the House and Senate.

This bill would provide support in the workplace under state law for caregivers who provide direct care to certain family members in need of care in instances where such leave would not be afforded to the caregivers under federal law.

The bill would require that employers that comply with the federal Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 with respect to a spouse, son, daughter, or parent of the eligible employee’s sibling, grandparent, grandchild, stepchild, stepparent or parent-in-law.

The bill would give these employees protections including discrimination, and continuation of health care benefits.

The Senate bill has been referred to the Senate Rules and Operations Committee.


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