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

Dr. Dipesh Navsaria: U.S. needs to catch up on paid family leave

The United States is one of the only industrialized nations that does not offer paid leave to new parents. This flies in the face of extensive, long-standing research on the importance of the first thousand days of life.

Senator King supports new paid family, medical leave legislation

Senator Angus King is standing with local business owners and showing his support for new paid family and medical leave legislation.

Sheryl Sandberg Says Strong Policy Needed for Paid Leave

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg discusses paid family and medical leave during an interview with Bloomberg's Emily Chang.

Here’s Another Way Working Mothers Are Penalized

No matter what strides individual working mothers make, the country’s lack of a paid family leave policy remains a burden to women and parents, in ways both big and small.

The price is right: Paid leave strengthens our families

Because FMLA leave is unpaid and only applies to some workers, many others are still forced to make the difficult decision between being there for loved ones or returning to work out of financial necessity.

The Dollars And Sense Of Paid Family Leave

While politicians in Washington, D.C. have started talking about paid family leave, some U.S. businesses have been putting such policies into practice.

Is it time for universal paid family leave?

The American public overwhelmingly supports policies that guarantee workers paid leave if they have a child, get sick or need to care for a family member. Yet the United States is the only developed nation that lacks a paid family leave mandate.

Burbank: Paid leave will be a boon when workers sick, injured

Paid family and medical leave is now the law in our state. This great breakthrough will provide workers economic security in times where they need time off to care for themselves or their families, starting in January 2020.

Paid parental leave may be the idea that transcends politics

“We strongly believe this is the right thing to do,” said Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families in Washington, D.C., which supports the Democrats’ bill. “Why should some people have this benefit and not others based on where they live or the job they have, when it’s clear everyone needs it?”

Passage of paid-family-leave act shows power of working together

Washington’s new paid family and medical leave policy makes me proud of my state. It’s not just the groundbreaking policy, which fills a need for every worker in Washington. It’s also the way our state government worked together to hammer out a paid-leave bill that people across the political spectrum wanted to support.

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