Family Leave Insurance

Welcoming a new child, fighting cancer, caring for an aging parent – a handful of times in life, we all need to take significant time off work to care for our families or ourselves. But most workers have only limited paid leave to deal with their family health needs, and many have no leave at all. Family and Medical Leave Insurance is a simple solution, providing income when it really counts – so a blessed event or health crisis doesn’t turn into a family economic crisis.

Research and Publications

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Washington Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FaMLI) Act

Fact Sheet | January 15, 2016

Nurturing a new child, fighting cancer, caring for an aging parent – there are a handful o

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Testimony by Marilyn Watkins on King County proposed paid parental leave program

Testimony | November 17, 2015

This morning, the Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee of the Martin Luther K

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Latest Blog Posts

Paid family and medical leave: A cornerstone of equity and opportunity for workers and families

Economic Opportunity Institute | May 6, 2016

Establishing universal paid family and medical leave in the United States is critical to r

Paid Family Leave and Workforce Equity Update to Seattle City Council Committee

Marilyn Watkins | April 28, 2016

Marilyn Watkins, Policy Director, Economic Opportunity Institute, provides members of the 

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