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

Paid Family Leave Would Actually Make Businesses Stronger

With every other developed country except the United States guaranteeing workers paid leave, the feasibility of paid leave has been well-tested across the world. But nevertheless, there still remains an underlying fear that it’ll somehow be bad for businesses in this country.

Why Getting Paid Leave Right Is A Racial Justice Imperative That You Should Care About

Failing to provide paid leave has especially devastating consequences for people of color that compound and exacerbate deep-seated and longstanding discrimination, institutionalized racism and vast income and wealth disparities.

I Thought Paid Leave Mattered Most For Women — Until My Husband Got Sick

Before I became a parent, it never once registered that “paid leave” was about so much more than new parenthood.

Wrestling with paid leave: New moms in Nebraska government rely on co-workers to donate time

“You shouldn’t have to rely on the generosity of your co-workers to meet the needs of your family and protect your job,” [Tiffany Joekel, policy and research director for the Women’s Fund of Omaha] said.

Researchers Say Indiana Wants Paid Family And Medical Leave

Researchers say Hoosiers are ready for a government program that ensures all workers have access to paid family and medical leave.

Family-leave policies result in healthier babies and more productive parents

“I think as a country we value hard work, supporting our family and being there for them, yet the policies to do both are not there,” Vasu Reddy, senior policy counsel for workplace programs at the National Partnership for Women & Families, said.

Bipartisan consensus on paid family leave is a terrible thing to waste

The [American Enterprise Institute/Brookings Institution] working group’s shortcoming is especially disappointing because there are so few issues today upon which policymakers on both sides of the political aisle in Washington can agree. Paid family leave to care for a seriously ill loved one should be among them.

How Does Arizona Fair On Family And Medical Leave?

It’s been 25 years since the Family and Medical Leave Act was approved by the federal government, and in the years since then, half of the states haven’t moved beyond the basics related to protection of unpaid leave.

A need for paid family leave

Some seniors are still participating in the workforce, and have no support in the event of serious illness or injury. Others are themselves caregivers for their family members. But all seniors would benefit from paid leave one way or the other.

Paid Family Leave Supporters Hit Campaign Trail

“Family leave may not be seen a dominant issue in this election cycle but it certainly is very salient to the substantial number of voters that struggle with providing care to family members,” said Chris Borick, a professor of political science at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa.

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