If the Universal Paid Leave Act of 2015 passes, almost everyone who works in the District of Columbia will qualify for up to 16 weeks of paid family and medical leave.
It’s time to take bold action to stop putting family health at risk—corporations and municipalities, states, and the federal government should mandate parental leave for both parents for births and adoptions.
In what paid leave advocates called an unprecedented move, more than 200 business school faculty members from 88 leading institutions signed a letter urging Congress to pass national paid family leave.
A report released during the week of Father’s Day finds that public policy and research often ignore men’s role in caregiving, and that paid parental leave is key to increasing gender equality worldwide.
The president signed an executive order to give federal employees up to six weeks of paid family leave after the birth, adoption, or foster placement of a new child.
Hundreds of University of Oregon educators are striking for paid sick and parental leave and fair wages, the result of a year-long negotiation process between a graduate employees’ union and the university administration, including its president, whose field of research is family sociology and who has published studies on the importance of paid family leave.
Thousands of pregnant women are placed on bed rest each year, in an attempt to ensure a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby. But bed rest can literally drive a family into poverty.
A new mother in Ohio is fired for taking leave days after the birth of her baby. The Ohio Supreme Court rules the termination is perfectly legal.