Demographic Perspectives

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08/18/20

Only 60% of employers offer family leave policies — often unpaid. A new study by The Standard and DMEC shows the impacts of caregiving on U.S. workers and the need for more flexible support. A recent webinar also offers solutions that go beyond leave.

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05/14/20
Do paid family leave laws help women stay in the workforce? Yes! A recent study shows that PFL laws can dramatically lower the number of women who drop out of the workforce after having a baby. See the difference PFL makes.
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10/28/19

Taking care of aging relatives is taking a growing toll on millions of Americans. Who’s paying the costs — in time, careers, incomes and productivity? See what's weighing workers and employers down. And what’s looking up.

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06/25/19

One gift that most dads in the U.S. did not get on Father’s Day? Paid paternity or family leave. See why new dads don’t take more time off — and why it matters so much. Explore the current state of parental leave and find out where men, women and policies stand on caregiving.

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04/26/19
Wondering how family leave policies can impact LGBTQ employees and their families? Read about the challenges they may face as they care for their loved ones.
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01/16/19
Trying to keep track of all the legislative action on Paid Family Leave can make your head spin. Here's a one-stop guide to what’s happening now and what’s on the horizon for 2019. Plus, a look at how political power shifts could favor the push for Paid Family Leave.
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12/14/18

Two-thirds of all employees would leave their job for better family/lifestyle benefits. From Millennials to Gen X, Boomers and even Gen Z — each generation values time off to care for family members. Explore what is driving Paid Family Leave to the top of employees' wish lists.

Does NY Paid Family Leave apply to teachers and clergy?
03/12/18
Does NY Paid Family Leave apply to teachers and clergy? What about voluntary coverage? You don’t need a Ph.D. to figure out who to cover. Just check out our quick crash course.
Now that New York's PFL program is underway, what challenges and advantages can the state's small employers expect?
02/20/18
Seventy percent of the nation's small businesses support paid family leave. Now that New York's PFL program is underway, what challenges and advantages can the state's small employers expect?
PFL gives employees the time to care for the people they care about.
02/12/18
Like any new relationship, New York's Paid Family Leave program may have its ups and downs. But there's a lot for employees to love. Above all, PFL gives them the time to care for the people they care about.