Check out the latest paid leave news from across the country.
October 17, 2017
While I do feel some anxiety about mandating paid family medical leave, a proposal like the FAMILY Act would make it far more feasible for me and many other small-business owners to provide this critical benefit to our employees.
October 13, 2017
Ultimately, parents and other caregivers have a variety of needs, and paid family leave could ease some of the burdens many individuals face.
October 12, 2017
Under a new law to combat workplace inequities, some 2.7 million California mothers and fathers will gain the right to a long-sought benefit: 12 weeks of job-protected leave to bond with their newborns.
October 6, 2017
It’s not right that where you live in this city determines how you’re able to care for your family. We are the nation’s capital. We should be leading the way.
October 5, 2017
More than most, Amazon has been on the cutting edge. The retail behemoth not only offers a generous paid parental leave policy for both moms and dads, it also helps parents ramp back up after being out and even pays for its employees' spouses who do not work at the company to take time off.
October 3, 2017
The push for paid parental, family, and medical leave is gaining traction. But legislative action in Congress is still iffy and could easily be eclipsed by events or partisan rancor over the next year.
September 26, 2017
Unlike many parents, [Brent Wright] and his spouse faced some unique challenges. Because both are men, neither parent had access to a paid maternity leave policy. Because they adopted, their time away from the office began with travel to a nearby city to meet the birth mother.
September 22, 2017
[Sen. Kirsten] Gillibrand has introduced the [FAMILY Act] twice before, but supporters are hopeful that this time will be different because support for paid leave appears to be growing.
September 21, 2017
When filmmaker Ky Dickens learned she was about to become a mother, her doctor advised her that she would need at least 12 weeks of maternity leave to heal after giving birth to her daughter.
September 21, 2017
Washington’s [state Senator Joe] Fain said when the Legislature looked at who had access to paid leave in the state and who did not, and which employers were able to offer the benefit and which were not, it was a “stark picture.”
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