Paid Leave Hurts Equal Pay: Kasich

Darrel Rowland, Columbus Dispatch – January 11, 2016

As Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders bicker over how to fund their plans for paid maternity leave, Ohio Gov. John Kasich was asked during a town-hall meeting on Friday where he stood. His answer was that women shouldn’t be given additional paid leave but should get the chance to telecommute so they can stay competitive in their careers. “The one thing we need to do for working women is to give them the flexibility to be able to work at home online,” Kasich told the man who asked the question. “The reason why that’s important is, when women take maternity leave or time to be with the children, then what happens is they fall behind on the experience level, which means that the pay becomes a differential.

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