North Dakota Law Review


Danielle Krause

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Domestic violence is a growing problem in the United States, and imposing a federal law would be a start in reducing the negative repercussions survivors face. Many states already have laws that provide some type of time off from the workplace; while this is a step in the right direction, a federal law would guarantee higher safeguards for these individuals. The Domestic Violence Leave Act is one such law that would guarantee additional help for survivors and offer them the protection they need to preserve their employment. The Domestic Violence Leave Act would also be a great help to citizens of North Dakota because there is very little protection currently available to its citizens. Although the Domestic Violence Leave Act did not become law when proposed in a previous session of Congress, North Dakota could benefit by imposing state leave laws that are more accommodating to domestic violence victims.

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