Relatively Speaking (Paid Family Leave)

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09/18/20
Two states and PFML programs to keep your eye on: New York and Colorado. New York announced its 2021 PFL premium and benefit increases. And Colorado residents will vote on a Paid Family and Medical Leave Initiative on Nov. 3, 2020. Here’s what you need to know.
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08/18/20

Only 60% of employers offer family leave policies — often unpaid. A new study by The Standard and DMEC shows the impacts of caregiving on U.S. workers and the need for more flexible support. A recent webinar also offers solutions that go beyond leave.

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06/16/20
The COVID-19 pandemic may be increasing voter support for a permanent government program for paid family and medical leave. See who's in favor and why.
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05/15/20
Wondering about the state of paid family and medical leave in different states? Check out this interactive map of the U.S. to see the details on PFML programs and legislation for every state.
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05/14/20
Do paid family leave laws help women stay in the workforce? Yes! A recent study shows that PFL laws can dramatically lower the number of women who drop out of the workforce after having a baby. See the difference PFL makes.
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04/01/20
As we all adjust to life during this pandemic, it’s important to know what options are available for workers if they have to be out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic. See a breakdown of changes made to state and federal PFL, PFML and statutory disability laws due to COVID-19.
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03/20/20
On March 18, 2020 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law that provides immediate wage replacement assistance to New York employees with annual salaries up to $150,000 who themselves or their minor children have been quarantined or isolated as a result of novel coronavirus.