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California Family Leave and Short-Term Disability Insurance

California Family Leave and Short-Term Disability Insurance

July 1, 2006

California’s short-term disability insurance program began in 1946 and covers almost all workers in the state. The disability program expanded to include family leave in July 2004. Family Leave • Allows workers time off to bond with a newborn or newly

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The Case for a Family and Medical Leave Act in Washington State

The Case for a Family and Medical Leave Act in Washington State

December 1, 2005

The Problem: The U.S. Department of Labor is considering changing the rules for the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), including revising the definition of “serious medical condition,” potentially from a standard of 3 days of incapacity and medical treatment

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Oregon Family Leave Act

Oregon Family Leave Act

December 1, 2005

Overview: The Oregon Family Leave Act (OFL) requires employers of 25 or more employees to provide workers with job-protected leave to care for themselves or a family member in cases of illness, injury, childbirth, or adoption. Eligibility : Workers in companies with

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Facts about the Family and Medical Leave Act in Washington State

Facts about the Family and Medical Leave Act in Washington State

January 1, 2005

Why do we need to expand availability of family and medical leave in Washington?  With the aging population, many workers have responsibility for frail elders. 35% of workers, men and women alike, provided regular care for a parent or inlaw

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The Case for Family Leave Insurance

The Case for Family Leave Insurance

December 1, 2004

Family leave insurance offers a simple solution to one of the most important problems facing workers and businesses in Washington state. It provides a cost effective way to help individuals balance their responsibilities to their jobs and their families while helping businesses

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The Case for Minimum Paid Leave for American Workers

The Case for Minimum Paid Leave for American Workers

January 2, 2004

Most middle-class Americans take for granted having a few weeks of vacation and sick leave each year. The majority of American workers do get some paid time off. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, three-fourths of employees receive paid vacation, and half have paid sick leave.

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Is Family Leave Good for Business?

Is Family Leave Good for Business?

January 1, 2004

“When I could help [my co-workers] deal with the challenges that they faced in their lives, not only did I feel good, the business prospered. Productivity was up, turnover was lower, and our customers had a more positive experience,” -Paul Orfalea, Kinko’s

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Minimum Paid Leave Discussion Brief

Minimum Paid Leave Discussion Brief

November 1, 2003

Paid leave from work contributes significantly to workers’ ability to maintain their own health, care for their families, and maintain financial stability, as well as to remain productive members of the workforce. Workers without access to paid leave have little

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Building Winnable Strategies for Paid Family Leave in the States

Building Winnable Strategies for Paid Family Leave in the States

October 1, 2002

Major progress towards paid family leave in the United States was achieved in 2002. In September, California became the first state in the country to adopt a comprehensive paid family leave policy. Beginning in July of 2004, workers in California will

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Family Leave Insurance Activity Across the United States

Family Leave Insurance Activity Across the United States

October 1, 2002

A survey of family leave insurance activity around the country.                  

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