Tag "Paid Leave"

Gavin’s Story

“. . . we have decided to move up to Montreal, Canada next year to start a family [because] we will get Paid Family Leave . . . having Paid Family Leave means that we’ll be able to spend that first essential time with [our] children . . . and really be able bond with them properly as infants [during those] first precious one to six months . . .”

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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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Jeannine’s Story

“Many families are not eligible for paid sick or paid leave of any kind after the birth of a child. Unfortunately, we see a lot of families going back to work days or just a few weeks after giving birth, simply because they have to earn some income [or would] be in poverty otherwise.”

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Mo’s Story

“[I have] a progressive pain disease that I have had since I was 11 and not having access to paid time off…has put a tremendous amount of stress on my life in dealing with my disease [and] made it impossible to be healthy and be a worker at the same time.”

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Lori’s Story

“When I started my job in the fall of 2008, I was going through a very difficult period in my life; I was a new mother, I was newly single and I had lost my home…I simply cannot imagine what would have happened to me if I had lost my job for getting sick.”

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Roxanne’s Story

Due to New Jersey’s Paid Family Leave Insurance, “I was able to nurse [my first born], bond with her and experience her first smile…knowing my job was not in jeopardy.”

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Adam’s Story

“My wife had a C-section. If I didn’t go back to work right away…chances were that I was going to lose my job and put my family more in jeopardy.”

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Dena’s Story

Family Leave Insurance “…was the best thing that ever happened. To be home with my baby for three months was great…by the time I started work she started sleeping through the night. It worked out perfectly.”

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Tahearra and Permelia’s Story

“It made me feel 100% better to have someone that cares…taking care of you; it makes all the difference in the world. I think that it helped me recover a lot faster.” – Permelia

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