A Majority of the Seattle City Council Supports Giving All Workers Six Months of Paid Family Leave

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I work for a small agency that provides direct social services. This is a lovely idea in theory but I have a serious question - how the fuck is a small agency with about 30 employees and a budget of about $1 million a year supposed to pay for this? We don't charge our clients so we can't exactly raise prices.
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@1: Shhh. You're not supposed to ask such questions.
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@1 I have the same question, except I have 3 employees and our budget is barely $300k.
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@1, @2, @3 - maybe i'm misreading, but i read this to be an insurance benefit paid from a pool funded by an employer/employee payroll tax (and not simply a requirement that tiny employers pay people for not working for 6 months).
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don't ask logical questions - I mean grinning mike O'Brien supports it and hasn't even read the proposal!
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As you update this column, can you give an idea of what the premiums would be? Or is that something the City Council will figure out after they pass it? /s