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Time to rethink the system! Comprehensive Paid Family & Medical Leave for Today’s Families and Workplaces

Paid Family Leave in the US via Kellymom (includes discussion of breastfeeding and paid leave)

In honor of Father's Day, a chart on countries which offer paid family leave to fathers

Which states have the best family leave policies for dads? From NPWF

The United States is the only member of the 34-country Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, or OECD, that does not offer some form of paid leave to working parents after the birth or adoption of a child. www.americanprogr...

In this video, two New Jerseyans share their stories of how the NJ Family Leave Act affected their lives. On the fourth anniversary of the enactment of the law, legislators, labor leaders, business owners and every day citizens came together at the New Jersey Statehouse to celebrate the program's success. The Family Leave Act provides New Jersey workers with paid time off, through a social insurance program, to bond with newborn or newly adopted children or care for a sick loved one.

Out of 178 nations, the U.S. is one of three that does not offer paid maternity leave benefits, let alone paid leave for fathers, which more than 50 of these nations offer. American women are offered 12 weeks of unpaid leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act, which exempts companies with fewer than 50 paid employees, but in 2011, only 11 percent of private sector workers and 17 percent of public workers reported that they had access to paid maternity leave through their employer.

More and more workers need time off to care for a loved one. Paid family and medical leave would be of particular benefit to single mothers, who are more likely to be lower income and who do not have a spouse to take over caregiving responsibilities. A recent report from Center for American Progress by Heather Boushey and Sarah Jane Glynn: www.americanprogr...

Maternity Leave: American moms do indeed deserve better. Check out the infographic.