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California Paid Family Leave

Maria Shriver's Important Voice in Raising Awareness About California Paid Family

Ann O'Leary | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
Ann O'Leary

Passing a law is hard work. Making sure that it reaches all those who the lawmakers intended to help is even harder. California's Paid Family Leave law is the perfect example.

Celebrating 10 Years of Paid Family Leave in California -- Now Let's Get the Word Out!

Maria Shriver | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Maria Shriver

This month California is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its first-in-the-nation Paid Family Leave (PFL) program, which has helped more than 1.5 million parents. But despite the track record, too few parents are taking advantage of the program, and those parents who may need it most are least likely to sign up.

New National Legislation Takes Important Lessons From California's Paid Family Leave

Ann O'Leary | Posted 02.18.2014 | Women
Ann O'Leary

California has led the way on an issue that touches every one of us. We know from this experience that giving families the time to care is not only the right thing to do, it's the right thing to do for our economy.

On the 10th Anniversary of Paid Family Leave, It's Time More Workers Know About It

María Elena Durazo | Posted 09.17.2012 | Los Angeles
María Elena Durazo

Programs like paid family leave help workers hold on to their pay, which they can spend in their communities. Such policies help keep people on their jobs, boost productivity, stimulate the economy and save businesses money.

Rocking Cradle to Career With Paid Family Leave

Susan Ochshorn | Posted 11.27.2011 | Parents
Susan Ochshorn

Here in the land of self-sufficiency and family values, foremost of which is the sanctity of parental childrearing, anything that smacks of social welfare statehood is a tough sell. Never mind that nearly 57 percent of women with children under age one are in the workforce.