On January 1, 2018 Paid Family Leave Launches in New York
Paid Family Leave provides job-protected, paid time off so an employee:
- bond with a newly born or adopted, or fostered Child
- care for a family member with a serious health condition
- assist loved ones when a family member is deployed abroad on active military service.
Policy Alert: House Passes RAISE Family Caregivers Act
On December 18th, the House of Representatives passed the bipartisan
Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act
(S. 1028/H.R. 3759). The bill directs the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop, maintain, and periodically update a National Family Caregiving Strategy. The bill also calls on HHS to convene a Family Caregiving Advisory Council to advise it on recognizing and supporting family caregivers. This Council will be comprised of relevant federal agency representatives as well as family caregivers, older adults with long-term services and support needs, health care providers, and other key players in the caregiving community.
The passage of the RAISE Act is a significant victory for caregivers, care recipients, and caregiver advocates--but our work does not stop here. Although the bill already passed unanimously in the Senate back in September, it must now return to the Senate for language approval and consolidation. Advocates should now encourage their Senators to pass the RAISE Act without delay, so that it can be signed into law by the President as soon as possible.
Thank you to everyone who worked so hard for the passage of this bill. The RAISE Act will bolster family caregivers in a meaningful way, and its passage is a promising victory as we head into 2018.
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Elder Abuse Prevention & Prosecution Act Becomes Law |
Public Law 115-70
This bill establishes requirements for the Department of Justice (DOJ) with respect to investigating and prosecuting elder abuse crimes and enforcing elder abuse laws.