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The Obama Administration is committed to building opportunity for the middle class and an economy where all workers have a chance to realize their dreams. However, too many Americans cannot share in the nation’s prosperity because they lack the basic supports they need to balance the demands of work and family. Strong paid family and medical leave policies can help working families take time off for caregiving responsibilities, as well as their own medical needs, without putting their economic security at risk. In addition, research has shown that paid family and medical leave policies have significant positive benefits for working families, employers, and the economy.


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U.S. Department of Labor. (2015). DOL factsheet: Paid family and medical leave. Washington, D.C.: Author.