Source: Fast Company, February 23, 2016
An anomaly in the industrialized world, the U.S. has a patchwork of paid leave policies that leaves many out….. So far only California, New Jersey, and Rhode Island offer statewide paid family leave for private-sector workers, all with different provisions. In 2007, Washington state passed a law that included a paid leave insurance program but legislators left it unfunded, and 14 other states and Washington, D.C. have passed measures that expand upon the FMLA in at least one way, short of offering paid leave. ….. Paid leave programs now also exist in Kansas City, Austin, San Francisco, Boston, and New York City, offering combinations of paid sick leave for individual workers and paid family leave to care for their children, parents, and spouses, generally for up to six weeks every year…..