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Success in New Jersey! Paid Family Leave: Six Years Later

What happens to businesses after a state implements paid family leave? Do small businesses suffer? Are jobs harmed? Six years after New Jersey became the second state in the United States to approve paid family leave, Dr. Eileen Appelbaum, a

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New Jersey legislature to consider paid sick days bill

New Jersey is one of just a handful of U.S. states that offers paid family leave, allowing workers up to six weeks of paid time off to bond with a new baby or care for a seriously ill family member.

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Praise for N.J.’s family leave insurance

As the director of Working Families program at Rutgers University’s Center for Women and Work, Karen White has been an unabashed supporter of New Jersey’s Family Leave Insurance program in both philosophical and policy-wonkish ways. But it was White’s mother

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A prescription for family security and economic prosperity: Family/Medical Leave Insurance

[By Ann O’Leary – cross-posted from Huffington Post] Ever wonder what happens to a worker who becomes disabled for weeks from injuries in a car accident? Or the worker who has a baby but no maternity leave? Or the worker

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Health Care, Paid Family and Medical Leave

Research shows paid family leave not only better for families and workers – it’s better for business too

Several states have adopted paid family leave policies as an important protection for the economic security of working families. After New Jersey implemented its own statewide policy in 2009, researchers from Rutgers decided to investigate how workers benefited from the

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