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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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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The Popular, Affordable Path for Paid Family and Medical Leave in Washington

Issue Brief | November 23, 2016

A just-released study funded by a U.S. Department of Labor grant to the State of Washingto

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Latest Blog Posts

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New Rights in Washington Help Working Families Thrive

Marilyn Watkins | December 15, 2017

Washington State has begun implementing new standards to help workers stay healthy and pro

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What’s in the new family and medical leave law

Economic Opportunity Institute | July 5, 2017

Washington’s New Paid Family and Medical Leave Program How it will work: Washington’s paid

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Why it Matters

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