Employment Law Blog

According to data from the United States Department of Labor, there are 72 million women ages 16 and over in our country who are currently working or looking for work, accounting for 47 percent of the nation’s total labor force. In many other countries where women are an equally significant and important portion of the workforce, paid family leave is an integral part of encouraging workers to have families and successfully return to the workplace, but when women in the U.S. decide to have children, there is no such federal protection.

In today’s modern economy, the discussion of whether the government should expand federally-mandated parental leave is the subject of intense debate.

Expectant mothers and new parents face plenty of workplace challenges and confront unique issues even in the best of times. But the uncertainty, risk, stress, and rapidly evolving economic realities brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic create even more...