In a letter sent to congressional leaders on Tuesday, nearly 200 businesses are calling for a permanent federal paid family and medical leave program to become part of any future economic recovery legislation passed by Congress. “We cannot emerge from this pandemic and remain one of only two countries in the world with no form […]
Spotify Announces Impressive Parental Leave Program
On Thursday, music-streaming service Spotify announced the launch of a broad parental leave program that includes six months’ leave for new mothers and fathers.
Obama Issues Executive Order for Paid Sick Leave
This Labor Day, the Obama Administration utilized the three-day weekend to take a step toward making the country a little more family-friendly.
REPORT: Working Single Mothers Are Disproportionately Likely to Live in Poverty
The Working Poor Families Project’s policy brief “Low-Income Working Mothers and State Policy: Investing for a Better Future” [PDF] found that out of 7.1 million families headed by women, 4.1 million lived in poverty, encompassing 8.5 million children.
Family Medical Leave Act Turns 21 Today
Some 100 million U.S. workers have enjoyed time off because of the FMLA, and most employers have reported no negative impact on business profitability or productivity because of the law.
FAMILY Act Introduced Today
If passed, the act will help millions of workers afford take time off to address their own serious health condition or to care for an immediate family member or new child.