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Why businesses are pushing Congress to expand paid family and medical leave

Mar 24, 2021
Federal funds would help businesses who already offer paid leave — and be an incentive for those who don't.
Paid leave is good for both workers and businesses.
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Deal offers paid leave for federal workers, but only new parents

Dec 11, 2019
Although it leaves out the majority of workers, the policy change is seen by many as a step in the right direction.

Bills on family leave proposed with female voters in mind

Mar 18, 2019
With divided government, getting family-leave or sick-day bills out of Congress and to the president is highly unlikely before the 2020 election.
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) speaks during a news conference February 12, 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Gillibrand and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) held a news conference to introduce the "Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act," or FAMILY Act.
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New York joins a handful of states with family leave. Will other states follow?

Dec 18, 2017
Starting in January 2018, New Yorkers will be able to take paid leave when they give birth, adopt a new baby, or need to take care of a sick family member.
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The Conversation: Paid family leave

Apr 29, 2016
Marketplace Weekend listeners weigh in on what paid family leave means to them.
Who should decide who gets paid family leave?
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How would you like to see paid family leave work?

States are moving ahead on paid family leave.
Supporters cheer as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks to promote his paid family leave initiative at a rally in Manhattan Thursday morning on March 10, 2016 in New York City. The governor was joined by house Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi. The proposal, 'Strong Families, Strong New York', calls for 12 weeks of paid benefits to allow workers to care for new children or other family members. 
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