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Family Medical Leave Act

Obama Administration Pushes Paid Maternity Leave

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics

The Obama administration wants to remind Americans that the United States is the only developed country without laws providing paid maternity leave. ...

Dave Jamieson

Wendy's Worker Says She Was Fired For Being Sick

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.18.2014 | Business

A 6-year veteran Wendy's worker in Alabama is alleging that management fired her for "job abandonment" while she was being treated for an ovarian cyst...

Expand FMLA -- Good for Women, Good for Families, Good for All

Linda Meric | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
Linda Meric

The 21st anniversary of the implementation of the Family and Medical Leave Act on August 5 provides an important moment to examine how far our nation has come since President Clinton signed FMLA into law in 1993 and how far we still need to go.

A Force to Be Reckoned With

K. Sujata | Posted 04.08.2014 | Chicago
K. Sujata

In 2012, nearly half of the elderly population (adults 65+) in the United States were considered to be "economically vulnerable."

Are We There Yet? Going the Distance for the Family and Medical Leave Act

Randi Weingarten | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Randi Weingarten

The shifts in our economy have shown how easy it is to fall into poverty, and how hard it is to climb out. There is no upside to the fraying of the social safety net, no matter how some policymakers attempt to defend it. The consequences can be disastrous for families, disruptive to communities and a drain on the economy.

Pregnant Women Need a Break

Carol Joyner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Carol Joyner

Pregnant women in our country deserve better; their work has value and their children make up our future society. Think about your mom, your sister or daughter. It's beyond time that pregnant women get a break.

Mothers or Others? Why Choose? How Maternity Leave Policy Crushes Women's Leadership Parity

Gloria Feldt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Gloria Feldt

Today women with paying jobs outside of the home make up half the work force. Many companies and organizations have happily welcomed women. However, our society as a whole has failed to adapt the workplace so that women's needs and those of the changing family structure can be met.

Protecting Our Families When They’re Most Vulnerable

Emily Hecht-McGowan | Posted 04.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Emily Hecht-McGowan

This week we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the inclusion of our families in this important law. We've worked hard as a community to make sure this protection extends to our lives and our families.

Laura Bassett

Bill Clinton Joins Push For Paid Sick Leave

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

Twenty years ago on Tuesday, former President Bill Clinton signed into law the Family and Medical Leave Act, which requires companies to grant their e...

Chamber of Commerce Was Wrong About Family and Medical Leave Law

Donald Cohen | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics
Donald Cohen

Paid family leave also wouldn't make us a nation of takers, but rather a nation of makers - of family, of community, of health and ultimately of prosperity.

DPW Worker Fired After Caring For His Dying Wife

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 01.08.2013 | Business

The wife of a former Lawrence, Mass., Department of Public Works employee, who was fired after taking time off from his job to care for her, died on T...

Where the Chatter About Marissa Mayer Went Way Wrong

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 09.19.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

What we ought to be talking about is why the workplace remains so incompatible with motherhood in the first place -- and why we assume that fixing that is women's work.

For Mother's Day: A Present That Values Families

Hannah Matthews | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics
Hannah Matthews

It turns out that if our infants do well, our nation does well too. By packaging paid family leave and quality affordable infant care, we can give babies a strong start in their first year of life. That's a package of policies ready for wrapping.

Thirty Years of Service: A Thank-You Note to Senator Dodd

Al Quinlan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Al Quinlan

If you've heard Chris Dodd speak, you understood what drove him -- helping Americans reach their dreams. His favorite line was, "The best social program is a job" -- and he abided by that philosophy in all his work.