Ensuring Equitable Access to Paid Leave

Ensuring Equitable Access to Paid Leave

What protections are critical to ensure workers, particularly the most vulnerable, have access to and utilize the protections they need? What can be done to ensure more equitable participation across gender, age, disability and socioeconomic status? What type of outreach efforts are necessary so all workers are aware of the benefits available to them?

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Although cited as a key policy priority for working families, the United States is still one of the only industrialized nations that does not provide workers with guaranteed paid leave in order to care for themselves or a loved one. Multiple proposals are currently under discussion, with various components.