Weston Williamson

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Molly Weston Williamson

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Molly Weston Williamson is a senior fellow with the Center for American Progress and a nationally recognized expert on paid leave policy. Previously, she was the director of paid leave and future of work at A Better Balance, where she led A Better Balance’s advocacy around paid leave laws across the country and directed A Better Balance’s efforts to address the needs of all workers in a changing workforce. She was appointed by Gov. Ned Lamont (D-CT) as an inaugural member of the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Authority; she has served on the board since 2019 and chairs the Outreach and Engagement Committee. She has been quoted in such publications as The New York Times, Slate, and Consumer Reports. Her academic work has appeared in the Yale Law Journal, the NYU Journal of Legislation and Public Policy, and the Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal. She clerked for the Honorable Thomas L. Ambro of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa with high honors from Swarthmore College and received her J.D. from Yale Law School.


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Why Self-Employed Workers Need Paid Leave Report
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Why Self-Employed Workers Need Paid Leave

For many self-employed Americans, the cost of taking leave for illness or family needs is too high without support, shaping both what self-employment looks like and who has access to it.

Paid Leave Policies Must Include Chosen Family Article
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Paid Leave Policies Must Include Chosen Family

In order to better support all workers—especially LGBTQI+ workers—policymakers must design paid leave policies that are inclusive of chosen family and reflect the diverse caregiving needs of people across the country.

Caroline Medina, Molly Weston Williamson

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