Paid parental leave: A federal law coming?

 
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Paid parental leave is the law in a few states, and more employers now offer it as a matter of policy (see chart below). No federal law requires it, but that could change as both Democrats and Republicans now consider it a winning political issue. Leading proposals: A GOP bill in the Senate would let new parents tap a portion of their projected Social Security benefits for paid parental leave. A Democratic bill would provide 66% of pay for 12...

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