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FV@W’s Congratulates New Jersey’s Paid leave Expansion

Family Values @ Work congratulates our network partner, the New Jersey Time to Care Coalition, on today’s victory to strengthen their landmark Family Leave Insurance law. Research on New Jersey’s original law, implemented in 2009, showed that too many workers

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Lauren – Paid Leave and Financial Stability

“This time I had income coming in. We didn’t take years to recover. We didn’t almost lose our home.”

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States With Paid Leave

When you compare the United States to other industrialized nations, you probably don’t expect to discover that the U.S. is one of only two countries in the world that does not provide paid family and medical leave to its workers.

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Jersey City Expands Its Law and Elizabeth Votes for Paid Sick Days

Elizabeth, New Jersey became the twenty-sixth jurisdiction in the U.S. – and the tenth in New Jersey! – to pass earned sick time when [TK] percent of voters said Yes! to a November 3 ballot initiative. “Tonight is a victory for

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Josefa’s Story

“Sometimes when [either I or my daughter] got sick, I had to miss work and my boss would get upset, saying, “If you can’t work, or don’t want to work, then it’s best if I look for another person.”

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Leticia’s Story

“It is very important for us to be able to take care of our children when they are sick without having to worry [that we don’t have] enough money to pay for [basic needs like] utilities, rent and electricity.”

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Manuel’s Story

“Virtually from the accident until I was rehabilitated I worked and there was not a day where I could rest and count on getting paid.”

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Safiyyah’s Story

“If there [were] a certain amount of allotted Paid Sick Days mandated by legislation, [it] would allow people to go to work . . . and school giving their 100% by being at 100%.”

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Khadijah’s Story

“After [my son] was born I was able to stay home [and] breast feed him…I was able to take off work and still get paid part of my salary. With [Paid Family Leave] insurance I was able to…give him the foundation… that he needed.”

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Dr. Herb Greenberg’s Story

“Family Leave Insurance…has been a huge positive for Caliper. When you think about the cost of individuals leaving, the cost of seeking new employees, the cost of maybe hiring the wrong person training them, etc., and you compare that to the pennies that Family Leave costs you – there is just no comparison in terms of the pure balance sheet.”

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