California’s paid family leave law “has been remarkably successful” and received high marks from both employers and workers, according to a new study released yesterday by researchers from UCLA/City University of New York (CUNY) and the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR).
Study co-author Ruth Milkman, a professor of sociology at UCLA and the CUNY, says the law, one of just two paid family leave laws in the nation,
has helped hundreds of thousands of workers—especially in low-wage jobs—balance the costs and challenges of tending to family and work and it has begun to close the gap in access to paid leave benefits.
New Jersey is the only other state with a paid family leave law. continue reading

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