Paid Leave Fights in Court

Liberal local communities continue their push to win and enforce their own paid leave mandates and the fights continue in courts in blue and red states. In Texas, state Attorney General Ken Paxton, who last year convinced the 3rd District Court of Appeals to strike down an Austin paid sick leave ordinance, prevailed again –…

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More State Level Paid Leave

While Washington grapples with Senator Rubio’s approach to paid parental leave, several states around the nation are plowing ahead with their own unique plans. One example is the state of New York, where the state legislature recently passed S.8380A, an amendment that expands the existing state paid leave law to include bereavement leave. Under the…

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National Paid Leave Filed

Although the creation of a national paid sick leave policy has in some ways been spearheaded by the President’s daughter Ivanka, it was three republican members of Congress who got the ball rolling this week with the official filing of the Workflex in the 21st Century Act.  Officially filed by California republican Congresswomen Mimi Walters,…

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 Trump, States Adding Parental Leave

In some ways, President Trump is following the lead of a number of states on the subject of paid leave, but apparently he’s going it one better – adding fathers to his paid parental leave policy in federal jurisdictions. In a statement released earlier this week about Women’s Health Week, he was quoted as saying:…

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