White House Makes Big Push For Paid Family Leave

January 14, 2015 10:29 PM

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WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama plans to sign a memorandum giving federal workers at least six weeks of paid family leave after a child is born, according to a post by White House adviser Valerie Jarrett on the social media site LinkedIn.

The executive action appears to be part of a broader push by the White House for more paid family leave in the American workplace. According to Jarrett, the president plans to press members of Congress and state lawmakers to pass paid leave legislation and to urge employers to voluntarily offer the ...

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