Life is unpredictable. There's not always an easy way to solve our problems, particularly if they come out of no where. If you or a family member gets sick, what happens? Currently 84% of the population doesn't have access to paid family leave, which can put them and their family members in difficult situations with even more difficult choices to make. But there are some people in Congress with ideas to change that.
Newly proposed federal family leave legislation promises up to 12 weeks of paid time off for any worker. It applies to anyone who needs maternity or paternity leave, or to care for a child (including fostered or adopted) or a family member with a serious medical condition. When it comes to the broader implications of this nationwide policy, there are of course pros and cons for businesses and the workforce at large.
Populus Group’s Matt King and Tricia Warner are familiar with both. It can be a lot to take in, but these two have the experience and industry knowledge to sift through policy changes that impact the workforce. See what they have to say: