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

The U.S. used to be a world leader in women working. Not anymore.

The U.S. used to be a world leader in women working. Not anymore.

Voto Latino spotlights paid leave debate with screening

"I think back to when I was younger when we were sick, how my parents didn't get to take time off to take care of us," [Linfield College] sophomore Raul Sanchez said.

Heitkamp meets with women business leaders

[Sen. Heidi] Heitkamp also said the proposed Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act, or FAMILY Act, would allow small businesses to offer the same family leave benefits now offered by large businesses. This would help make working for small businesses more attractive.

An American dad in Sweden now has plenty of family time

Children spending more quality time with their fathers has a cascade of social benefits, according to the Swedish government, but it also allows women to pursue their careers and become more active members of the workforce.

Lawmakers Push to Expand Paid Family Leave in Rhode Island

The bill would also make caregivers of a sibling or grandchild eligible. It would increase the amount that people who [earn] less than double the minimum wage can receive when claiming temporary caregiver insurance.

Jersey City to offer paid parental leave for municipal workers

Jersey City municipal workers will be eligible for paid parental leave, thanks to an executive order signed by Mayor Steve Fulop.

Millennials Struggling to Care for Aging Baby Boomer Parents Call for Better Paid Leave

One positive aspect of so many millennials taking on caregiving responsibilities, experts say, is that it may force lawmakers and companies to start paying attention.

How paid leave affects families and not just those having babies

If Utah offered paid family leave, [Jasmine] Parker says she'd have a buffer — time to deal with crises in her own immediate family, time for a vacation, time to just breathe. “It would be amazing,” she says. "I think I'm probably like a lot of people. Sometimes, it feels pretty overwhelming."

Local Connection: Paid Family Leave

We should not be asking families to choose between losing their income and caring for family members when they are ill.

'We're in the 19th century': Tammy Duckworth on motherhood and the Senate

“We seem to have this view that paid family leave is some sort of touchy-feely women’s only policy,” [Sen.] Duckworth said. “This isn’t just an entitlement. It’s really an economic imperative for our nation.”

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