Leave Options at the State & Local Level
There are also some state and local programs that may be able to provide some income for caregivers. For example, Maine and Nevada also have paid leave laws that require employers to provide paid leave to their employees to be used for any reason. Your state might also have kin care laws, which require that if an employer provides accrued paid leave, it must allow an employee to take it for certain covered reasons. For example, if an employee has paid sick leave from the employer, then they must be allowed to use that time off to care for a family member. Details of state laws vary, but usually require that the paid leave must also be job-protected leave. States with kin care laws include CA, GA, IL, ME, MD, MA, MN, NV, NM, TX, VT, and WA.