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Best Practices for Paid Family Leave Policies for State Government Employees

A Better Balance works with states and cities across the country to craft and pass strong paid family & medical leave policies. State governments in over 20 states—from New Mexico, Utah, and Kansas to South Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Michigan—have led the way on this issue by enacting paid family leave policies for their own employees to care for a new child or a seriously-ill loved one. These state public sector polices can set a strong example for private-sector employers and help lay the groundwork for more comprehensive paid family leave programs.


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