Only 4 States Have Paid Family Leave. Does Yours? (And What You Can Do if It Doesn’t)
As of January 1st, 2018 paid leave became a reality in New York State. The state joins California, Rhode Island and New Jersey – representing only 8 percent of the United States.
I know, this is incredible. Most people do not realize this until they are about to become parents.
Get ready for your mind to be blown again because….
If you live in one of the four states that offers paid leave to its residents, CONGRATULATIONS!
If you live in one of the 46 states that do not offer any paint leave to its families, it’s time to get to work!
What can you do if your state doesn’t offer paid leave?
Join the Family Values at Work Coalition in your state! The coalition has chapters in 27 states, working to make medical and family leave a reality:
Support the FAMILY ACT.
Call your representatives.
That’s all for now, we must keep talking about this until parents in all 50 states have access to paid leave!