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The U.S. remains the only industrialized country that doesn’t guarantee workers paid family leave.


  1. What pressures on U.S. employers are causing them to expand benefits in order to attract and retain workers?
  2. What are some of the increasing trends to cover things that plague families beyond parental leave?
  3. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, what percentage of civilian workers in 2018 could get paid time off from work to care for a new child or ill family member? What percentage of workers at small companies could get the same time off?
  4. What is the new bill that President Trump signed with respect to Paid Family Leave?


McGregor, J. (2019). The new paid family leave. The Washington Post, Dec. 30 (Retrievable online at