Family And Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act

At some point, nearly everyone needs time away from work to address their own health condition, care for a loved with with a serious health condition or bond with a new child. Yet the majority of working people in the United States cannot take the time they need without risking their jobs or economic security. A national paid leave program would allow people to receive a portion of their pay when they need time away from their jobs for family or medical reasons – resulting in significant benefits for their families, businesses and our economy.


  • The Family And Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act English | Spanish
    Details on the proposed legislation.

Key Populations

  • Fathers Need Paid Family and Medical Leave
    All new parents – mothers and fathers – should be able to take time away from their jobs to care for their families without facing financial hardship or workplace discrimination. A national paid family and medical leave insurance program would provide women and men with much-needed pay when they need time off for family or medical reasons.
  • 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.

Business and Economy

State Paid Leave Laws