How Does Arizona Fare On Family And Medical Leave?
It’s been 25 years since the Family and Medical Leave Act was approved by the federal government, and in the years since then, half of the states haven’t moved beyond the basics related to protection of unpaid leave.
That’s according to a new report — "Raising Expectations" — released by the National Partnership for Women and Families.
The report graded states based on multiple factors — including the extent states have enacted laws that protect working families when they need to take time away from their jobs for medical care — among other things.
Vicki Shabo, vice president for workplace policies and strategies at the National Partnership for Women and Families, spoke with The Show to explain the results.
How are working families faring in the U.S.? The currently system isn't working. According to our new #RaisingExpectations report, not a single state earned an A+ when graded on the policies working people need. #paidleavehttps://t.co/wpfd3FmLux pic.twitter.com/TBHJ5dNAzn— National Partnership (@NPWF) September 19, 2018