No one should have to make the impossible choice between job and family. That's why there’s a growing movement of organizations and businesses calling for a national paid leave law. Learn more about the FAMILY Act coalition at supportpaidleave.org.
We believe you shouldn't have to choose between getting paid and caring for a loved one.
Iowa trooper has been on paid leave for nearly 10 months
DES MOINES — A member of the Iowa State Patrol has collected nearly $50,000 in salary during a mysterious paid leave that has lasted nearly 10 months.
Why Every Woman Who Gives Birth Deserves Paid Leave
The U.S. is the ONLY country in the world without some form of it.
Senator Deb Fischer on Why She’s Taking Small Steps to Make Paid Leave a Reality
Nebraska Republican Senator Deb Fischer explains her legislation on pay equity and paid leave.
Why Are Conservatives Suddenly Supporting Mandatory Paid Leave?
The additional cost of adding paid leave to Social Security would be $114 billion over 10 years.
Why business school professors support a national paid-leave policy
Sep 19, 2015 | 4:00 AM A leading Democratic proposal for a national required paid-leave policy is getting some unlikely supporters: business school professors who teach the future corporate leaders of the world More than 200 faculty members, many of whom work at the country's most elite business schools, signed a letter of support for the Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act. The letter was…
How Paid Leave Benefits Everyone
The U.S. is behind the rest of the world when it comes to offering paid leave, and it’s hurting more than just new parents.
20 powerful reasons to support paid family leave for new parents
In a perfect world--new American parents would be able to take paid parental leave to recover from childbirth, bond with their babies, and find their footing as a new family Their government would support them--seeing those early months of parent-baby bonding as an investment in our collective future--theirs as a family, and ours as a country Their employers would back them in their decisions, understanding that…
How to Do Paid Leave
Both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders favor providing paid family leave. Sanders has endorsed Kirsten Gillibrand's FAMILY Act as his preferred instrument for doing so. Under the FAMILY Act, a 0.2% p
Why Men Should Fight for Paid Leave, Too
A story in the New York Times highlights just how bad some dads have it—and why we need change ASAP.
Here’s Why Paid Leave Matters—to Everyone
As a child of the 1970s and 1980s who lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, many of my friends’ parents were divorced, including mine.
Why Paid Leave Matters for the Future of Business
Leading business school faculty from across the U.S. make their case.
How Yearlong Paid Leave Works
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's benefit for new parents—52 weeks of paid leave—is in its infancy, just three years in existence, but it is popular with employees, some of whom are planning on using it a second time.
Voters should get paid leave on polling day: EC official
"Voting is a fundamental right and voters should not face any restrictions. Earlier, EC used to issue relaxation of a couple of hours to private firms, shops and service providers so that staff can vote. Unless prior permission is sought from the Labour department, the private company, shop or service provider will have to stay closed and offer paid leave on polling day," said an EC official.
A New Jersey Dad's Story: Why we Need Paid Leave
Jason's twin children were born at 28 weeks — and as a result, spent 69 days in neonatal intensive care. Thanks to New Jersey's paid family leave law, Jason ...
What Now? Min Wage Increase? Paid Leave?
Tue, 02/07/2017 - 9:50am -- tim by Representative Heidi Scheuermann (R-Stowe) As we enter our sixth week of this 2017 Legislative Session, the differences in priorities between Governor Phil Scott and the Democratic majority in the legislature seem to be getting clearer. As Governor Scott has demanded no new taxes and fees on Vermont families and businesses this year, legislative efforts that seem to be gaining…
This Is Why Employers Are Rethinking Their Paid Leave Programs
Paid leave is more than just an employee benefit; it’s where law and business practices catch up with decades of social and economic change.
Why Coloradans Need Paid Leave & How to Offer It
Colorado’s changing demographics and the future of work require us to rethink what “insurance” means, and find ways to offer paid family and medical leave to everyone.
Top Alerus Center officials put on paid leave
Two senior Alerus Center officials were placed on paid administrative leave on Friday pending a third-party investigation into a complaint lodged against them, Grand Forks City Administrator Todd Feland said Saturday.Alerus Center Executive Director Cheryl Swanson and Bob LeBarron, assistant director...
Why Dads Should Demand Paid Leave
A new study finds that fathers are increasingly stepping up to the plate as primary caregivers. Why is public policy so far behind?