Topline Concerns for Mandatory ‘Paid Leave’ Legislation for Miami-Dade

  • Introduced by Comm. Barbara Jordan and placed on the Commission agenda for Nov. 20.
  • Paid leave would be a compliance nightmare. Mandating such a costly and onerous provision on their Miami-Dade business would create an untenable HR and bookkeeping situation while inhibiting the incentive to grow in Miami-Dade.
  • Mandating paid leave kills small business jobs and increases prices for consumers.If this proposal passes, businesses will have to either reduce staff, and reduce pay and benefits, or pass along those costs to the consumer by increasing prices. Based On results from a study of similar legislation in Colorado, Miami-Dade could lose over 7,000 jobs.
  • Paid leave is a one-size-fits-all government mandate that does not recognize the various business models that make up our economy. A blanket paid leave mandate will have disproportionate effects on businesses, with those least able to afford this mandate bearing the brunt of its weight.
  • The Miami-Dade County economy cannot bear an untimely and costly burden onthe thousands of private sector businesses that are only recently creating the jobsour local economy so desperately needs. Mandatory paid leave is bad for business,and it will have negative results for our economy. It’s simply bad public policy.