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Four Crucial Things You Should Know About New York’s New Paid Family Leave Program

Working people in New York state will ring in the new year with an important new right on the job: up to eight weeks of paid family leave (increasing to 12 weeks by 2021).

Paid Leave Improves Patients' Ability To Complete Treatment

Patients with cancer whose workplaces offered paid medical leave had better physical and financial health, and were more likely to complete their treatments, according to a recent study conducted by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).

BETH MESSERSMITH: At some point everyone will need care, or time to care

[O]ur leaders often ignore a less visible, but pressing need aging Americans face: caregiving. This usually falls to family and loved ones. About 44 million Americans provide care each year for adult family members and friends, often on top of work and other family obligations.

One way to tackle sexual harassment at work: better parental leave

Any company serious about addressing sexual harassment in the workplace should care about the women’s leadership gap. And anyone trying to close that gap must put paid time for caregiving at the top of their to-do list.

Improving Vermonters’ lives

In addition to raising the minimum wage, initiating a new government insurance program called Family and Medical Leave Insurance, or FAMLI, would also help Vermonters to improve their ability to support their families.

Three Companies That Show Taking the Benefits High Road Is Good for Business

In October 2017, the ASBC came out with their own research showing that companies who invested in promoting family-friendly benefits, flexibility, fair living wages, cultivated inclusion, engaged with communities, for example, could improve retention of quality employees, earn better results from contractors and vendors, and attract fast-growing numbers of consumers who want to buy from values-based organizations.

America's Paid Leave Crisis Is Hurting Families & Driving People Into Poverty, New Documentary Shows

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.

This man was just trying to be a good dad. Instead, he got fired

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.

The Economics of Paid Parental Leave

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.

Millennials See Paternity Leave as a Priority

“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.”

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