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Parents need to be able to care for ill or newborn children. But the 21st century reality is that most parents work.
FACT SHEET | Leading business owners and managers recognize that every worker will at some point need time off to attend to health or family issues.
At some point in their lives, nearly all workers will need time away from their jobs to attend to their own serious illness, care for an ill or injured family member, or welcome a new child. But in the current economic climate—and without public policies providing job-protected paid family and medical leave—most can’t afford to take the time they need without causing a family financial crisis.
Nearly all workers need to take time away from work at some point to deal with a serious personal or family illness or to care for a new child. Laws providing paid family and medical leave allow workers to meet these needs without jeopardizing their economic security.
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