State Paid Family Leave to Take Effect on July 1st

State Paid Family Leave to Take Effect on July 1st

PIERRE, S.D. – On July 1, 2020, Paid Family Leave for state employees will take effect. The South Dakota State Legislature passed and Governor Noem signed SB 186 during this past legislative session to put this benefit into effect.

“Strong families are the key to a strong South Dakota,” said Governor Noem. “Paid Family Leave will allow state employees to invest in their families by taking the necessary time to develop stronger bonds with newborn and adopted children. The State of South Dakota is leading the way for family-friendly employers, and strong benefits put South Dakota in a better position to attract top talent to our state.”

Paid Family Leave will provide parents 60% of their normal salary for up to 8 weeks when they welcome a new child through birth or adoption. It can be used in the first 12 months following birth or adoption placement. This benefit does not set a mandate on private businesses or local governments.

For Frequently Asked Questions on South Dakota’s Paid Family Leave benefit, visit BHR.sd.gov.

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5 Replies to “State Paid Family Leave to Take Effect on July 1st”

  1. Anonymous

    This benefit does not set a mandate on private businesses or local governments, other than the mandate that they make do with less money because state government is sending paychecks to people who aren’t working for the state.

    Most of the taxpaying private business owners who drive the U.S. economy probably would have liked to invest that money in their own families and the families of their employees.

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  2. grudznick

    These soft bellied employees need to work harder and stop whining for more free pay. If you don’t work, you don’t get paid. Pinch off that teat.

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  3. Anonymous

    The above comments illustrate the SD GOP doesn’t care about kids or families. Can’t be bothered to take a serious look at early childhood education for under 15,000, but no problem blowing through 350,000 in tax dollars for a twenty minute firework show at a campaign rally.

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