Check out the latest paid leave news from across the country.
America's Paid Leave Crisis Is Hurting Families & Driving People Into Poverty, New Documentary Shows
December 7, 2017
Zero Weeks, [Ky] Dickens' fourth feature-length film, is a stark and poignant look at the consequences of inaction on paid leave in the U.S.
December 6, 2017
Many fathers who take on roles stereotypically reserved for mothers find themselves fighting the same battles working mothers have fought going back decades, including the legal ones: in December 2016, Carlson sued CVS, claiming it had violated federal family leave law and demanding back pay, damages and attorneys' fees.
November 29, 2017
The question of whether parents should spend time bonding with their newborns was answered experimentally, through neuroscience and psychology. Likewise, the question of whether businesses and societies should provide paid parental leave is being answered experimentally, through an economic experiment in California.
November 28, 2017
“Men are doubling down on their daddy duties,” said Karyn Twaronite, global diversity and inclusiveness officer at Ernst & Young. “They want to have impact at home as well as at work.”
November 17, 2017
Less than 24 hours before passing its tax overhaul through the House, the GOP revised the legislation to include a paid family leave tax credit. Why aren’t paid leave advocates celebrating?
November 7, 2017
As two professors focused on the intersections of work, adult health and development at Boston College and the University of Denver, respectively, we have looked carefully at the ample evidence demonstrating the need for workplaces that value and respect caregiving.
November 3, 2017
When I gave birth to my second child three months ago – in the heat of summer and a re-election campaign – I found myself in a situation that women across the country face. I needed to go back to work, but many childcare centers won't accept babies until they're at least three months old.
November 1, 2017
[Roberta] Woodard burned up all of her sick leave early in her treatment, which meant she didn’t get paid when she missed work for chemotherapy treatments or doctor’s appointments.
October 31, 2017
[A]t a time when people are struggling to survive, too many are also trying to keep food on the table, make it through the workday and keep face in order to keep their job.
October 30, 2017
Paid parental leave (for both parents) is associated with decreased infant mortality, less postpartum depression, more breastfeeding, more follow-up doctor appointments and more involved dads—all things that promote healthy brain development.
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