Paid Family Medical Leave
Paid Family Medical Leave at Greenacres
Have you ever found yourself in a difficult situation where you had to choose between taking care of a loved one or going to work? Or worse, have you had to sacrifice your own health because you couldn’t afford to take time off? What about taking time off for the birth of a baby? Many companies now offer a Parental Leave, but we don’t think that is inclusive enough. What if you’re done having kids, or don’t plan to have any, so that really isn’t a benefit to you? However, maybe your spouse is diagnosed with cancer or your aging parent has a serious illness.
This is called life. While we don’t like to think about these circumstances, it happens to so many of us, and then we are left scrambling to figure out how to balance the stress of time off, work, and pay. Sure, there is FMLA coverage for many of us, but that is not PAID time off. Some states have taken matters into their own hands and have implemented statewide Paid Family Medical Leave but that hasn’t happened in Ohio or Indiana yet.
At Greenacres, we’re committed to sustainability not just in our agriculture practices, but also in the way we treat our employees. We firmly believe that taking care of our employees is just as important as taking care of the land we farm on. We believe in putting our employees first, which is why we recently implemented a Paid Family Medical Leave benefit. This means that if you need to take time off to take care of a sick family member or if you’re dealing with your own medical issue, you can do so without worrying about losing your paycheck.
By implementing this benefit, we are showing our employees that we value their well-being and that we understand life happens. It’s important to note that this benefit doesn’t just benefit employees, but it also benefits Greenacres. By creating this safety net for our employees, we are creating a happier and more productive workforce. And who wouldn’t want that?
Cheers to a happier, healthier, and more GENERATIVE workforce!