Some see problems with Gov.'s paid family leave bill

Gov. Jon Corzine (D-N.J.) is ready to sign a paid family leave bill that he says will help women, but not everyone supports it.

The new bill will mandate paid family leave for large companies as well as companies with less than 50 employees. Some New Jersey business owners and others say it may have negative affects on small businesses and on the future of women in the workplace.

"I think women could possibly be viewed as a liability to companies because they will be taking increased time off,? President of the North Essex Chamber of Commerce Marlene Waldock said.

Assemblyman Tom Giblin (D-Montclair), one of the co-sponsors of the bill said there are many family issues that require short absences from work today.

Waldock said people need to understand the impact of the bill before it is passed. She said it is hard to balance the needs of employers and employees sometimes but balance is crucial to maintain women's status at work and home.

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