On May 8, ABC submitted a letter to the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee regarding the hearing, “Paid Family and Medical Leave: Helping Workers and Employers Succeed.” In the letter, ABC expressed concern over proposed legislation that would mandate employers to provide 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave funded through a new payroll tax on employers and employees. 

ABC is committed to working with Congress and the White House to expand access to paid family and medical leave, and it believes that participation in any federal program established to support and expand family and medical leave should be voluntary for employers and employees.