Proposed legislation would allow some Missouri employees to take unpaid leave to take care of matters relating to domestic violence.
The Senate Seniors, Families and Children Committee held a public forum on the bill Wednesday morning.
The bill would legally require workplaces with a minimum of fifteen employees to allow workers to take one week of leave concerning matters of domestic violence. These days could be used to seek medical attention, obtain counseling, seek legal help or other matters related to a situation of domestic violence. Employers with at least 50 employees would be required to allow two weeks.