The U.S. is the only wealthy country in the world that doesn’t guarantee workers a single day of paid leave.
Opposition to paid leave has often been rooted in the challenge it poses to businesses. That calculus is changing.
Less than a quarter of people in the U.S. work for companies that offer paid parental leave. Even fewer offer paid paternity leave.
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.
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.