The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the vast need for paid family leave among the American workforce. Currently, only 21 percent of U.S. workers have access to paid leave, stifling our economic potential and undermining the health and economic opportunity of working families. In Ohio, even unpaid leave under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act is inaccessible for 61 percent of working people.
In the absence of a state or national standard, business and nonprofit leaders are stepping up to provide paid leave policies to their employees. That’s why we are worked alongside Geben Communication and Women’s Public Policy Network–which authored the Guide–to create a Best Practices Guide on Paid Family Leave Policies for nonprofit and business leaders taking the important step of implementing or updating their paid leave policies.