Paid MEDICAL AND FAMILY Leave
Winning companies are innovative and stay ten steps ahead of their competition. And talent is the key to winning in today’s Information Age.
A comprehensive paid family and medical leave program helps employers attract and retain the best talent. It aligns your organization’s values with how you run your business. It adds to your corporate reputation and gives you a competitive advantage in your industry. No matter how you look at it, paid leave makes business sense.
The concept of paid family and medical leave in the U.S. builds off the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, which requires companies that have more than 50 employees to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to allow employees time off for the birth of a baby or to care for a loved one. Today paid family and medical leave, generally referred to as paid leave, is a gender-neutral, equality-based approach that provides all employees paid time off (the gold standard is a minimum of 12 weeks) to cover birth, bonding or adoption of a child; personal or family illness; and elder caregiving.
We work with U.S. companies to demonstrate the benefits – for both employers and employees – of a comprehensive paid family and medical leave program. With research, an extensive Playbook, downloadable resources and more, we help make it easy for company leaders to assess, design and implement a program that best fits the needs of their workforce.