The Haves and Have Notes of Paid Family Leave

Paid Leave for the United States (PL+US) has a new report that looks at the different paid parental leave offered to corporate vs frontline employees at some of the country’s largest companies – and the impact that inequity has on low-income families.

In the United States today, paid family leave is an elite benefit: 94% of low-income working people have no access to paid family leave. Millions of Americans don’t get even a single day of paid time for caregiving. 1 in 4 new moms in the U.S. is back at work just ten days after childbirth. While public discourse often focuses on income inequality, there is another critical way families experience inequality: the inability to be with their babies and families for the most important moments of their lives.

Read the PL+US report’s findings and their index of the top retailers leading the way — and the major corporate employers that are lagging behind.

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Source: http://data.voterparticipation.org/2017/05/haves-notes-paid-family-leave/

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