Sen. Chuck Schumer on Potential New Federal Parental Leave Policy.

December 10, 2019

It’s a real breakthrough for families.

  • Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) says the new parental leave policy would give federal workers up to 12 weeks paid time-off for parental leave.
  • Reports: New paid time-off policy part of a compromise between democrats and republicans on a new defense bill that will help fund departments like America’s new “Space Force.”
  • Why It Matters: Federal policy may help influence private company policy on parental leave. Existing paid time-off policies vary state to state and company to company. No federal law requires paid parental leave for parents.

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by Jenna Lee,