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family leave

n.
Leave, especially unpaid leave as stipulated in US federal law, granted to an employee to care for a new baby or a sick family member or to attend to a medical condition that prevents the employee from performing his or her job.

fam′ily leave′


n.
an unpaid leave of absence from work in order to take care of a baby or an ailing family member.
[1990–95]
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The issue has made national headlines as President Trump, in last months State of the Union address, mentioned paid family leave and his support for such a proposal.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement in response to the paid family leave proposal announced by Senate Republicans: Congress should be working to strengthen Social Security, but this Senate Republican plan weakens it.
That session, we began collaborative efforts to come up with a fair and balanced paid family leave system--something that the employers and employees could point to and feel both would benefit.
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Mandating paid family leave will result in sharply higher employment costs, and the market will ultimately respond by either reducing employment, wages, or some combination thereof, whether government finances the benefit or it comes via a government man date.
NEW YORK, April 5 (KUNA) -- New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation enacting a statewide USD 15 minimum wage plan and a 12-week paid family leave policy.
21747), Ann Bartel, Maya Rossin-Slater, Christopher Ruhm, Jenna Stearns, and Jane Waldfogel find that, in dual-income households, the use of paid family leave increased.
21747, November 2015) by Ann Bartel, Maya Rossin-Slater, Christopher Ruhm, Jenna Stearns, and Jane Waldfogel, paid family leave policies that are gender-neutral may increase the participation of fathers within the family and may eventually help address the gender wage gap.
Mary Stuart Gile is the unsung heroine of paid family leave in New Hampshire.
This article is the second in a two-part series discussing how the United States addresses paid family leave compared to other industrialized nations and the growing focus on increasing paid family leave in the United States.
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