Tag "paid family and medical leave"

DC Passed Paid Family and Medical Leave Into Law

We are thrilled that the DC City Council passed a comprehensive paid family and medical leave bill which will guarantee about 530,000 workers the ability to take the time they need to care for themselves and their loved ones without

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Reject Trump Policies That Set Families Back

Some congressional Democrats have announced they want to find areas to work with President-Elect Trump and point to paid leave as an example. As an activist and a legislator, we know the legislative process means we seldom get everything we

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Reject Trump’s Maternity Leave Scheme

Some congressional Democrats have announced they want to find areas to work with President-elect Trump and point to paid leave as an example. As an activist and a legislator, we know the legislative process means we seldom get everything we

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DC Paid Leave Bill Moves to Final Vote

We applaud the DC councilmembers for passing DC’s paid family leave bill out of the Committee of the Whole today. The bill, in its current state, which is expected for final vote on December 20th, now includes two weeks of medical leave, a provision that

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Statement on U.S. Elections – What Will This Mean for My Family?

Family Values @ Work is rooted in the belief that everyone should be able to take care of their family — the people they love and care about. For each political development, families want to know: “What will this mean

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Josh – Paid Leave and Bonding

I’m the father of two kids, a 5 month old (Abby) and an almost five year old (Bela).  When Abby was born, I was incredibly blessed to receive two months paid time off from Meetup, where I work as a

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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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What is Paid Leave?

At some point, nearly everyone needs time to recover from a serious illness or care for a sick loved one or new child. But the majority of working people in the United States cannot take the time they need without

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Can LGBTQ Families Take Paid Time to Care?

Paid time to care is important for LGBTQ families of all shapes and sizes, including: same-gender couples who may or may not be raising children, chosen families, multinational families, foster families, and any combination of these! While the Supreme Court’s

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Jessica – Facing Financial Problems Because of Illness

In August 2013, I found a lump in my breast. It came out of nowhere. I have no family history of breast cancer, I don’t have the BRCA gene. But, at age 29, I had an eight month old baby

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