EBG Commentary

David Garland Quoted in “4 Questions Raised by Trump’s Paid Family Leave Proposal”


David W. Garland, a Member of the Firm and Chair of the firm’s National Labor and Employment Steering Committee, in the firm’s New York and Newark offices, was quoted in Law360, in “4 Questions Raised by Trump’s Paid Family Leave Proposal,” by Vin Gurrieri. (Read the full version – subscription required.)

Following is an excerpt:

While David Garland of Epstein Becker Green said he believes that at some point over the next few years there will be a federal paid leave plan in place, he added that “it’s far too early to tell” whether it’ll look like the plan Trump outlined.

“We’re still dealing in very broad strokes to say how it’ll [ultimately look] and we’re waiting for additional details,” Garland said. …

“I expect that states would be able to [offer more benefits than the federal program provides], but then again it requires a state-by-state analysis,” Garland said, noting states have differences in their political leanings, interests and needs.