Queens lawmaker introduces bill to help parents return to workforce following COVID-19 pandemic

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Congresswoman Grace Meng introduced a new legislation that aims to promote family-friendly policies in the workplace in order to help parents who were forced to leave their jobs due to the COVID-19 crisis return to the workforce.

Since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, many parents have been forced to leave the workforce in order to meet the unprecedented demands of caregiving, remote schooling, housework and other family responsibilities. This has especially impacted mothers, particularly moms of color, as there are about 2 million fewer women — including 1 million fewer moms — in the labor force than there were before the pandemic began.

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