From Alaska to Washington, one couple’s story of paid family leave

Feb 2, 2022
U.S. federal law requires companies to give workers 12 weeks off a year for family medical situations — unpaid. Whether or not workers get paid leave depends on what state they live in.
Washington is one of 10 states that has paid family medical leave. It made a huge difference for nurse practitioner Julia Mitzel, who was able to tap into it when her husband was undergoing cancer treatment.
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FMLA celebrates 25th anniversary

Feb 5, 2018
The Family Medical Leave Act was signed into law a quarter of a century ago today. It was an important step in granting American workers time to care for newborns or sick loved ones. Now, though, U.S. support for families lags behind most developed countries, but there is momentum to update the program.  Click the […]

Breast-cancer survivors and long-term unemployment

Apr 28, 2014
University of Michigan researchers say the rate can be 30 percent or higher several years after treatment.

Steve Jobs takes medical leave from Apple

Jan 17, 2011
Apple chief executive Steve Jobs today broke the news in an e-mail that he will take a leave of absence to focus on his health. He handed over th...

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