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How to Earn an ‘A’ in Family Leave: Do You Make the Grade? (05/21/12) Susan Schoenfeld

A new report by the National Partnership for Women and Families gives over 60% of states a “D” or “F” in terms of family leave laws, paid leave, job protected leave, and other family-friendly workplace laws geared toward new parents. Only California and Connecticut were given grades of “A-.” Meanwhile, the report indicates that federal laws also are insufficient, with the U.S. failing to provide guaranteed paid leave for new parents while 178 nations do so for new mothers and 54 nations offer such benefits to new fathers.