A new study suggests that some businesses owners may have become more open to the idea during the pandemic.
Even when the benefit is available, many Americans hesitate to use it. It's included in the Democrats' social-spending bill.
Federal funds would help businesses who already offer paid leave — and be an incentive for those who don't.
The ballot measure passed at a time when women are leaving the workforce due to a lack of child care.
Although it leaves out the majority of workers, the policy change is seen by many as a step in the right direction.
With divided government, getting family-leave or sick-day bills out of Congress and to the president is highly unlikely before the 2020 election.
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.