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

Bringing parental leave benefits to more workers

If they work for a company with fewer than 50 workers, their bosses are under no obligation to continue to pay their health care benefits during their absence or give them their jobs back when they return.

Mark Zuckerberg can take paid leave when his child is born, but most fathers can’t

Glacially, at a pace slower than the melting of the ice caps, we are moving toward an acceptance that fathers deserve to spend precious time with their newborn children.

The MLB Is Slowly Making Paternity Leave a Big League Conversation

“Here’s a very American masculine institution of baseball that is communicating that babies are men’s work as well as women’s work, and we need to support them becoming a father,” says Claire M. Kamp Dush, an associate professor of family science at The Ohio State University.

Wealth, not just wages, is the way to measure women's equality

To address these inequities, we need a broad menu of solutions that addresses income and wealth. On the income side, that means pushing for pay equity, affordable childcare and paid family leave.

How much bonding time you get with your baby is determined by how many co-workers you have. Is that fair?

“Family lives have changed dramatically in recent decades but our policies have remained frozen in a Leave-it-to-Beaver 1950s world which no longer exists,” said Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara).

Dr. Dipesh Navsaria: U.S. needs to catch up on paid family leave

The United States is one of the only industrialized nations that does not offer paid leave to new parents. This flies in the face of extensive, long-standing research on the importance of the first thousand days of life.

Here’s Another Way Working Mothers Are Penalized

No matter what strides individual working mothers make, the country’s lack of a paid family leave policy remains a burden to women and parents, in ways both big and small.

Sheryl Sandberg Says Strong Policy Needed for Paid Leave

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg discusses paid family and medical leave during an interview with Bloomberg's Emily Chang.

Senator King supports new paid family, medical leave legislation

Senator Angus King is standing with local business owners and showing his support for new paid family and medical leave legislation.

The price is right: Paid leave strengthens our families

Because FMLA leave is unpaid and only applies to some workers, many others are still forced to make the difficult decision between being there for loved ones or returning to work out of financial necessity.

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