September 19, 2017
In this episode, Chase Cannon and Suzanne Spradley step back from the ACA repeal-and-replace debate to explore a new trend in the U.S.: state paid family leave (PFL). PFL laws attempt to provide protection for employees who have to miss work because of a family’s medical emergency or similar family crisis. While the U.S. has generally been behind other countries, at the state level PFL benefits seem to be trending upwards. Chase and Suzanne explore several new state laws that provide paid family leave, including New York’s new paid family leave law that takes effect Jan. 1, 2018.