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Check out the latest paid leave news from across the country.

Inside the movement for paid time off to have a baby — in Utah and beyond

[P]erhaps the fact that the LDS Church — "a major employer in the state" — already offers paid parental leave will help move discussions along at the Legislature, said Senate Minority Leader Gene Davis, D-Salt Lake City. "The more we see employers instigating this in the private sector," he said, "it only means that the public sector needs to do the same thing."

Commentary: Paid family leave system will benefit workers, businesses, elderly and more

Paid leave could provide a key component of caring for Maine’s aging population. By 2030, 28 percent of our population is expected be 65 or older, and almost two-thirds of those are expected to need long-term services and supports.

Even the Right to Unpaid Family Leave Was Once Revolutionary

There are moments when you can almost feel the ground shift beneath you. When then-Sen. Al Gore took to the Senate floor to describe his 6-year-old son Albert's terrifying 1989 accident, it was a pivotal moment not just for the Gore family but also for the country.

Duckworth: 2018 is past time to get real on paid leave

Across our nation, working parents face barriers to staying in the workforce. Lack of access to affordable child care and to paid family, medical and parental leave forces people to choose between taking care of their children or a sick family member and losing their job and their health insurance.

Paid parental leave elusive 25 years after Family and Medical Leave Act

"It's a public health emergency that we don't offer more support for parents in this country," said Darby Saxbe, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Southern California.

California men are jumping at the chance to take paid family leave

About 85,000 California men took paid family leave in California during the 2017 fiscal year, double the number that took paternity leave in 2009, according to the latest figures from the California Employment Development Department.

My Turn: Paid family leave would be a workforce driver

Being on the advisory board of the Workforce Accelerator 2025, the board of the New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership, the statewide champion of the Manufacturing Sector Partnership Initiative, and former chair of New Hampshire’s Business and Industry Association, I am very much aware of the workforce development challenges facing the state. A paid leave program in New Hampshire would be a workforce driver for the state.

Paid Family Medical Leave Makes Sense For Small Businesses, PA Labor Department Says

The state Department of Labor made an economic case for establishing a paid family and medical leave fund in a report issued with nine partner organizations on Wednesday.

Walmart Announces Incomplete Paid Leave Policy for Employees

OUR Walmart estimates that approximately 60 percent of Walmart associates work part time, just like Bartlett. So while the paid leave policy is a major improvement for full-time associates, the policy will not be applicable for the majority of employees.

Paid Family Leave Approved For Franklin County Workers

This morning, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners voted to approve a new Paid Family Leave program to allow employees time to provide parental care immediately following the birth or adoption of a minor child, and to care for a covered family member who has a serious medical condition.

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