We are proud to join nearly 200 businesses, brands and executives supporting a national paid leave policy. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become even more clear why paid family and medical leave has emerged as an essential benefit to meet the needs of employers and working people alike.
In a recent report, Paid Leave and the Pandemic, employers reported that paid leave policies ensure greater employee morale and workplace satisfaction, reduce rates of attrition and turnover, and support recruitment. Paid leave programs help employees feel valued by their employer and able to effectively care for themselves and family. Evidence is also mounting that paid leave is critical to helping stem the tide of women leaving the workforce and addressing gender and racial inequity in the workplace.
National paid leave public policy has long received consistent bi-partisan public support, and now businesses are joining the chorus. Businesses from across the U.S. are joining together in an open letter urging Congress to establish permanent paid family and medical leave through the Biden-Harris administration’s upcoming economic recovery package.