Rhode Island was a leader in creating one of the nation’s first paid family leave programs – Temporary Caregiver Insurance (TCI) – which went into effect in January 2014. TCI provides up to four weeks of partial (about 60%) wage replacement to workers who need to take time from work to care for a seriously ill family member including a child, spouse, domestic partner, parent, parent-in-law or grandparent or to bond with a newborn child, adopted child or foster child. TCI also protects the worker’s job and seniority while the worker is out on leave. Legislation has been introduced this year to make improvements to TCI.
Expanding Paid Family Leave
*Information and Introduced legislation coming soon!