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Minimum Paid Leave Discussion Brief

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Publication Date: November 2002

Publisher(s): Economic Opportunity Institute

Topic: Labor (Labor conditions, wages, salaries, and benefits)

Keywords: Paid Sick Leave; Middle class; Family and Medical Leave Act

Type: Report

Coverage: Washington


Presents the case for paid leave from work, noting that it contributes significantly to workers’ ability to maintain their health, care for their families, maintain financial stability, and remain productive members of the workforce. Lists examples of ten industrialized countries that mandate annual paid family leave programs by law.