Regardless of their employer, parental status, or income level, the majority of workers will experience a work-life conflict at some point in their lives. Whether it is to be at home for an emergency household repair, pick up a sick child from school, or simply recover from their own illness, most workers need access to scheduling flexibility and paid leave. Despite the nearly universal need for such policies, Latino working men and women—as well as lower- and middle-income workers and workers with jobs in the service industry—are often unable to earn paid sick days, secure fair and flexible scheduling, or have access to any paid leave.
Kaitlin Holmes is a Special Assistant for the Women’s Initiative at the Center for American Progress.
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