Paid Family and Medical Leave

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. A Paid Family and Medical Leave Program 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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Details Matter: Paid Family and Medical Leave that Works for Working Families

Report | May 3, 2018

For a PDF of this report, click here. Paid family and medical leave has become a top-tier

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The Road to Winning Paid Family and Medical Leave in Washington

Report | November 11, 2017

For a PDF version of this report, click here. Late in the evening on June 30, 2017, the Wa

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