L.A. plan would guarantee 18 weeks of parental leave

New and soon-to-be parents working for Los Angeles businesses would be guaranteed up to 18 weeks of paid leave ā€” at as much as 100% of their usual wages ā€” under a new proposal at City Hall.

City Councilwoman Nury Martinez and Councilman David Ryu, who introduced the plan Tuesday, argued that it would support family bonding and help businesses retain employees.

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