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 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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Quick Facts about Paid Family and Medical Leave

Fact Sheet | September 28, 2016

A new baby, cancer diagnosis, or dying parent – occasionally we all need to take extended

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Latest Blog Posts

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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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Victory for paid family leave in Washington State!

Marilyn Watkins | June 30, 2017

Washingtonians sent tens of thousands of emails and made hundreds of visits to legislators

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Why it Matters

Policy Success

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