State Campaigns for Paid family and Medical Leave
Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) is defined as time off during which workers earn full or partial pay for qualified medical or family reasons. Some employers provide comprehensive benefits, while others currently provide a subset of these benefits.
PFML—or simply, paid leave—is a crucial part of the conversation when considering the needs of a changing American workforce. Although the Family and Medical Leave Act requires large employers to provide 12 weeks of unpaid leave, the U.S. has no federal law requiring employers to offer paid leave. This leaves the decision of providing paid leave benefits up to employers; and many businesses have recognized the importance of access to paid leave. *
While we work to advance the Family Act at the Federal leave, we are working with our state partners to advance legislation at the state level.
Our Earned Leave work in Michigan is led by the Business Leaders for a Better Michigan, a collaboration with the West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum, South Michigan Sustainable Business Forum, Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council and People First Economy.
Our work in Arizona is led by the Local First Arizona.