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Paid Sick Days and Paid Family and Medical Leave Are Not Job Killers Report

Paid Sick Days and Paid Family and Medical Leave Are Not Job Killers

Contrary to claims by opponents, paid sick days and paid family and medical leave do not lead to a rise in unemployment but rather benefit workers, businesses, and the economy.

Danielle Corley, Sunny Frothingham, Kate Bahn

Making Paid Leave Work for Every Family Report
Gregg Pitts feeds his son Thomas Brunson-Pitts, 6 months, a bottle as his husband Brooks Brunson gets ready for work at their home in Washington, D.C., on May 19, 2016. (AP/Jacquelyn Martin)

Making Paid Leave Work for Every Family

Inconsistent and restrictive family definitions have historically marginalized many families, but improvements can be made to serve a fuller range of diverse family structures, especially LGBTQ families.

Moira Bowman, Laura E. Durso, Sharita Gruberg, 5 More Marcella Kocolatos, Kalpana Krishnamurthy, Jared Make, Ashe McGovern, Katherine Gallagher Robbins

Paid Leave 101 Report

Paid Leave 101

Many Americans still do not understand the complementary but different roles paid sick days and paid family and medical leave play for working families.

Kaitlin Holmes, Sarah Jane Glynn

Paid Leave Is Good for Small Business Report
Attendees are seen at a rally for paid family leave in New York, March 10, 2016. (AP/Seth Wenig)

Paid Leave Is Good for Small Business

A national paid family and medical leave program would level the playing field for small businesses and ensure that all workers have access to strong work-family policy.

Danielle Corley

The Cost of Work-Family Policy Inaction Report
A man sits at the kitchen table as his wife holds their daughter in Harlan, Kentucky, on October 18, 2014. (AP/David Goldman)

The Cost of Work-Family Policy Inaction

The lack of work-family policies in the United States costs working families billions of dollars in lost wages every year.

Sarah Jane Glynn, Danielle Corley

Rhetoric vs. Reality: Paid Family and Medical Leave Report
Bryan Niedermeyer and Angelica Juarez visit with their daughter Olivia at Advocate Children's Hospital in Chicago on March 15, 2016. (AP/M. Spencer Green)

Rhetoric vs. Reality: Paid Family and Medical Leave

Conservative proposals, such as business tax credits and pregnancy 401(k)s, do not cut it for working families that need paid family and medical leave.

Sunny Frothingham, Sarah Jane Glynn

Who Gets Time Off? Report
Juthathip Ruiz works among racks of yarn on November 23, 2015, at a factory in Pennsylvania. (AP/Matt Rourke)

Who Gets Time Off?

Every worker has the potential need for paid leave and workplace flexibility, but access is uneven. Policymakers must ensure that all workers can care for themselves and their families while staying employed.

Sarah Jane Glynn, Heather Boushey, Peter Berg

Administering Paid Family and Medical Leave Report
Kamila Al-Najjar, center, visits with her mother, Joan Groen, right, along with her daughter, Inanna Al-Najjar, left, at an assisted living facility in Santa Rosa, California, on July 6, 2015. (AP/Eric Risberg)

Administering Paid Family and Medical Leave

Policymakers have a number of options for how to administer an efficient and affordable national paid leave program that uses the best-proven elements of existing programs in the states and abroad.

Sarah Jane Glynn

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