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Support grows for mandatory paid leave plans

Ten states and the District of Columbia already require employers to offer paid sick leave to employees. Several more states are considering similar legislation.

Get out the vote: Create a voting leave policy

You can encourage voter turnout by implementing a voting leave policy. A voting leave policy shows you take the right to vote seriously.

Bill would ban local paid-leave laws in Texas

In the wake of passage of paid-leave ordinances in Austin and San Antonio, state Rep. Matt Krause (R.–Tarrant County) has proposed legislation that would clearly state that Texas municipalities do not have the authority to enact laws requiring employers to offer paid leave.

Ask these questions when considering unlimited PTO

The benefits of unlimited paid-time-off policies are obvious. But many of the legal risks they create are not.

Paid parental leave gaining momentum

Earlier this month, President Trump used part of his State of the Union address to renew a call for paid parental leave, the latest sign that the benefit—long considered a pipedream—could become a reality in America.

Snapshot: Americans miss millions of vacation days every year

Chances are, your employees left lots of vacation leave on the table last year.

Failure to grant more leave costs Fresno company $1.75M

Family HealthCare Network in Fresno will pay $1.75 million to settle charges that its inflexible leave policies discriminated against disabled and pregnant employees.

Snapshot: Employers offering paid parental leave

Paid parental leave is the law in a few states, but many employers now offer it as a matter of policy.

California weighs 6 months’ paid parent leave

In a recent study, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco concluded that expanding paid parental leave and subsidizing child care would enable as many as five million working-age mothers to reenter the workforce after having children.

New benefits emerge to suit changing needs

Employers are broadening the scope of their employee benefits offerings to meet the changing demands of their workforce.