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 […]
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.
This Labor Day, the Obama Administration utilized the three-day weekend to take a step toward making the country a little more family-friendly.
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.
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.
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.