Although the broader business community is often portrayed as totally opposed to paid leave, a recent survey by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) seems to indicate that small businesses are more open to and flexible about how they provide paid leave for their employees rather than opposed to the notion.  The bigger issue within the small business community is the government mandating a one-size-fits-all formula for employee leave.  According to the survey results, over 70% of small businesses provide their employees with paid leave – they just do not generally differentiate between vacation, personal and family leave time.  Interestingly, of those that differentiate, 80% offer paid holidays, 77% grant paid vacation to full-time employees and 56 percent offer paid sick leave.