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

Parental leave expands for California workers so they can bond with their newborns

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.

D.C. Native Fights to Save Universal Paid Leave

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.

Amazon takes parental leave so seriously, even spouses get paid time off

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.

Is Paid Family And Medical Leave Inevitable? Perhaps, But There’s A Long Way To Go From Here

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.

How gay dads manage without paid paternity leave

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.

Workers in the Triangle say paid parental leave needed. A bill in Congress could help.

[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.

The Economics of Paid Family Leave

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.”

A Movement Grows Across the Country for Paid Family Leave

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.

It’s Evident That Paid Family Leave Has Bipartisan Agreement

With a wide gap between the have’s and have-nots, conservatives and liberals agree that expanding paid family leave to all is crucial to the workplace.

In America, Parental Leave Is Still A Class Issue

With America being one of only four countries without guaranteed paid leave, many are left vulnerable to their employer’s leave policy. If you’re a part-time or retail worker, that’s likely to be less than generous—if it exists at all.

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