Our Turn: There’s room for compromise on paid family leave
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In recent months, the topic of family and medical leave insurance has been hotly debated. If you have been listening to the sentiment behind the partisan rhetoric, it is apparent that an important consensus has emerged in New Hampshire – that, for the benefit of individuals, families and businesses alike, the state should find a way to promote family and medical leave insurance (FMLI) coverage, and that this is the year to do it. Many larger employers already provide paid FMLI benefits through self-insurance, but this is not a viable option for most mid-sized and smaller businesses. So the question is, what should the state do to help?