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Terri’s story, or, cancer doesn’t care how responsible you are

Terri did everything right. She and her husband raised three great children – now mostly grown. She was a loyal employee for 14 years and prepared for the future, buying into the short term disability plan her company offered and

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5 Reasons Why Social Security Matters for Women’s Economic Security

By Sarah Jane Glynn and Jackie Odum Although women have made significant strides over the past several decades in leadership, labor-force participation, and educational advancement, they continue to face a disproportionate number of issues that impede their economic security. The

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Think paid family leave would hurt business? California and New Jersey say “Think again”

Washington state is poised to continue the success of California and New Jersey’s paid family leave laws. Reports have shown in California  that 9 out of 10 employers report a “positive” or “no noticeable ’’  effect in profitability, worker turnover,

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Geneanne Franklin: An explanation of California’s State Disability Insurance system

Geneanne Franklin: An explanation of California’s State Disability Insurance system

February 5, 2012

State Disability Insurance (SDI) is a partial, short-term, wage-replacement insurance plan for California workers. SDI provides coverage for two program components: Disability Insurance provides partial wage replacement benefits for up to 52 weeks per claim Paid Family Leave provides partial

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