It’s hard to believe that it’s been 20 years since the Family and Medical Leave Act (usually referred to as the Family Leave Act) was born. And what’s almost as hard to believe is that it’s incredibly underused. According to a new report, only 16% of eligible workers actually took leave to care for a sick relative or to care for a new child. [Read more...]
A new state-by-state analysis released for Father’s Day shows how little the nation supports and protects employed fathers when a new child arrives. The special report, Dads Expect Better: Top States for New Dads, includes an analysis of state laws and regulations governing paid leave and workplace rights for new fathers in the United States. It finds that only 14 states and the District of Columbia are doing anything at all to help new dads who work in the private sector.