National Partnership for Women & Families

Paid Leave Fact Sheets

  • Children Benefit When Parents have Paid Leave
    Without job-protected paid leave that enables a parent to take a small number of weeks out of the workforce, parents may face an impossible choice between their child’s health and their income or jobs. Paid leave allows new parents time to care for their children – giving them the best chance at a healthy start in life.

  • Older Adults and Caregivers Need Paid Leave
    As our population ages and caregiving needs increase, paid leave programs will be even more critical to helping ensure workers can take care of themselves and their loved ones without risking their economic security.

  • Paid Leave Protects the Economic Security of Working Families
    A paid family and medical standard would help protect the economic security of countless families who struggle to meet their work and caregiving responsibilities in tough economic times.

  • Taking Care of Business: Business Benefits of Paid Leave
    Businesses benefit when employees are able to take time away from work to cope with personal and family illnesses. More satisfied and productive workers translate into improved workplace morale, greater worker loyalty and better bottom lines. Public policies that establish minimum standards for leave will allow workers and businesses to deal with the realities of the twenty-first century workplace.
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