It’s time to #LeadOnLeave

It’s time. We are living in the year of 2014 and it’s time that women and men in the United States have the opportunity to care for their newborn children and not worry about taking the time off UNPAID, worry about their job being the same when they return, or rushing back to work because they cannot afford the time off. The Department of Labor states; “The most important family value of all is time together. With the changing nature of our 21st-century workforce, it’s getting harder and harder to balance the demands of the family you love and the job you need. Change has yet to come to Washington, but momentum is growing in the states: So far, California, Rhode Island and New Jersey have passed paid leave laws. It’s time to update workplace policies that are stuck in the past and give more Americans paid family leave – to take care of sick loved ones and newborn children. It’s time for us to #LeadOnLeave.”

This movement is vital to working parents and professionals that value family. The #LeadOnLeave moment would not only ensure paid maternity/paternity leave but also allow for PTO when a family member is ill. Blissfulmamas supports the Department of Labor’s efforts to #LeadOnLeave and hopes that Massachusetts will be the next state to join California, Rhode Island and New Jersey in on this vital effort. You can read more inspiring stories here http://www.dol.gov/featured/paidleave/

 

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