- Adding "familial status" as a protected class under the employment nondiscrimination statute; and
- Requiring job-protected time away from work for "caregivers".
Critics charge that the proposal, as presently stated, is too broad. They argue that it would cover something as trivial as mom cutting out of work early to go to soccer practice. (That's a bad thing?)
In any event, the proposal reflects the prevalence of the duel income family, and its attendant logistical problems. And as one of the earners in a two income family, I say: it's about time!