DeSoto Becomes First City in North Texas to Offer City Employees Paid Family Leave

The city of DeSoto became the first in North Texas to offer paid family leave to city employees as the City Council on Tuesday unanimously passed a measure to offer three paid weeks off for mothers and anyone else involved in the birth of a child.Loud applause greeted the outcome after Council Member Candice Quarles made a motion to approve the measure, which passed after more than an hour-long discussion.The policy also will include the city's police and fire departments, which generated some concern in discussions in the weeks leading up to the vote because those departments are governed by a three-person civil service commission."In the plainest language I can say, we've got to have police and fire included in this," Quarles said before she made her motion.  Continue reading...

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