This year has brought some major advances in state paid family and medical leave laws across the country. But we won’t stop fighting until all workers across the country have the paid family and medical leave they need.
Local governments are an important powerhouse of progressive policymaking, and we are dedicated to strengthening, protecting, and defending local democracy in the years ahead.
We look forward to building on this remarkable momentum in the next year and expect more states and localities to follow suit in 2019 to ensure that all workers can take care of their own health and the health of their loved ones.
Our new paid sick time tool allows you to compare and contrast various paid sick time laws, to filter and sort the data about these laws by various factors, and to generate a custom PDF for your use.
The record-breaking wave of women running for office this election season and the soaring voter turnout made a difference. Last night's election results indicate many opportunities and of course some ongoing challenges to advancing the rights of women and all caregivers across the country.
Tennessee has been at the center of a number of recent preemption conflicts in recent years, from the state’s 2011 law that prohibited cities from enacting nondiscrimination policies more protective than the state’s law to a bill passed this year that will withhold state funding for cities with certain “sanctuary city” policies.
Our paid family leave policies too often fail to address the specific needs of military families. Having a loved one deployed is stressful enough without having to worry about your family’s economic security. Here's an overview of the law today.
If signed into law, SB 1123 will expand California’s existing paid leave law to provide paid benefits to workers so that they can take time off to address needs arising out of their loved one’s military service.
Last week, Michigan lawmakers passed an inclusive earned paid sick time law giving nearly 2 million hard working Michiganders the right to take time off to care for themselves or their families. Michigan joins 10 states and 34 jurisdictions that have passed similar measures in recent years.
We applaud the passage today of Michigan’s earned paid sick time law giving nearly 2 million hard-working Michiganders the right to take time off to care for themselves and their families. But the fight is not over.