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

Considering a national paid leave policy

As two professors focused on the intersections of work, adult health and development at Boston College and the University of Denver, respectively, we have looked carefully at the ample evidence demonstrating the need for workplaces that value and respect caregiving.

City council president: Why I'm bringing my baby to work

When I gave birth to my second child three months ago – in the heat of summer and a re-election campaign – I found myself in a situation that women across the country face. I needed to go back to work, but many childcare centers won't accept babies until they're at least three months old.

Cost of breast cancer burdensome for many patients

[Roberta] Woodard burned up all of her sick leave early in her treatment, which meant she didn’t get paid when she missed work for chemotherapy treatments or doctor’s appointments.

Cancer Patients Should Not Have to Choose Between Treatment and Work

[A]t a time when people are struggling to survive, too many are also trying to keep food on the table, make it through the workday and keep face in order to keep their job.

The Neuroscience of Paid Parental Leave

Paid parental leave (for both parents) is associated with decreased infant mortality, less postpartum depression, more breastfeeding, more follow-up doctor appointments and more involved dads—all things that promote healthy brain development.

New York state tackles paid family leave

Plans similar to what UncommonGoods is offering will be statewide in the near future because on January 1, all New York state businesses, no matter how small, will be required to provide what’s being hailed as one of the most progressive paid leave policies in the nation.

My Turn: With paid family leave, everybody wins

In New Hampshire, 82 percent support implementing a paid family leave program and are willing to pay costs prorated on individual weekly wages.

Small businesses need paid leave

While I do feel some anxiety about mandating paid family medical leave, a proposal like the FAMILY Act would make it far more feasible for me and many other small-business owners to provide this critical benefit to our employees.

Fair Society: Contemplating the Benefits of Paid Family Leave

Ultimately, parents and other caregivers have a variety of needs, and paid family leave could ease some of the burdens many individuals face.

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.

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