Earlier this week, Congress passed a defense policy bill that also included a mandate for paid family medical leave. Although currently, this particular mandate only applies to the federal workforce, we can fully expect it to be expanded to cover all workers – in both the public and private sectors – in relatively short order. Proponents of mandatory Paid Family Leave often point out that only 2 of 170 countries – the United States and New Guinea – do not require paid time off for workers to care for newborns. Perhaps anticipating just such an expansion, the Business Roundtable (comprised of companies that employ 15 million workers in the aggregate) last week wrote to both Congress and President Trump endorsing the idea of requiring some amount of paid family leave for private employees.