An Update on Paid Sick Leave and Family Leave in 2016

Source: Abbey Q. Keister, OnLabor blog, March 11, 2016

In recent years, we’ve seen progress in the battle for paid leave. However, such progress has occurred almost exclusively at the state and local government levels, and almost all of the advances have been on the sick leave front. The family leave front, by contrast, lags significantly behind. OnLabor examined the state of sick leave (here) and family leave (here) in 2014. This post will serve as an update, examining where we are now, how that compares to other developed countries, and why it matters.