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

California men are jumping at the chance to take paid family leave

About 85,000 California men took paid family leave in California during the 2017 fiscal year, double the number that took paternity leave in 2009, according to the latest figures from the California Employment Development Department.

My Turn: Paid family leave would be a workforce driver

Being on the advisory board of the Workforce Accelerator 2025, the board of the New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership, the statewide champion of the Manufacturing Sector Partnership Initiative, and former chair of New Hampshire’s Business and Industry Association, I am very much aware of the workforce development challenges facing the state. A paid leave program in New Hampshire would be a workforce driver for the state.

Paid Family Medical Leave Makes Sense For Small Businesses, PA Labor Department Says

The state Department of Labor made an economic case for establishing a paid family and medical leave fund in a report issued with nine partner organizations on Wednesday.

Walmart Announces Incomplete Paid Leave Policy for Employees

OUR Walmart estimates that approximately 60 percent of Walmart associates work part time, just like Bartlett. So while the paid leave policy is a major improvement for full-time associates, the policy will not be applicable for the majority of employees.

Paid Family Leave Approved For Franklin County Workers

This morning, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners voted to approve a new Paid Family Leave program to allow employees time to provide parental care immediately following the birth or adoption of a minor child, and to care for a covered family member who has a serious medical condition.

Like thousands of Coloradans, I needed paid family leave and didn’t have it

When Congress passed the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) nearly 25 years ago it was meant to be the first -- not the only -- step toward greater financial stability for millions of American families.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Missouri can lead on paid family leave

Missouri state officials, on both sides of the aisle, are stepping up and serving as a model for how parental leave strengthens families and benefits employers.

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.

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