PAID FAMILY & MEDICAL LEAVE

The Paid Family & Medical Leave Opportunity: What Research Tells Us About Designing a Paid Leave Program that Works for All

At some point in our lives, nearly all of us will need to take time away from a job to address a loved one’s or our own serious illness, or to welcome a new child into our family.
In this report, GCPI synthesizes research on paid leave and makes recommendations for designing a national paid leave policy that advances equity.

Kali Grant, Cara-Brumfield, Sophie Khan, Funke Aderonmu, & Indivar Dutta-Gupta

 
TAX & BENEFITS, PAID LEAVE

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Report by GCPI & The Arc

Security & Stability: Paid Family and Medical Leave and its Importance to People with Disabilities and their Families

The need for paid leave is universal and well documented. This first-of-its-kind report by GCPI and The Arc explores paid family and medical leave from the disability angle.

Kali Grant, T.J. Sutcliffe, Indivar Dutta-Gupta, & Casey Goldvale

TAX & BENEFITS, PAID LEAVE, JOBS & EDUCATION

 

OP-ED | September 2018

House farm bill: The latest assault on disability rights

Over the last year, people with disabilities have fought against attacks on their health care, civil rights, and supports that make inclusion in society possible. Indi Dutta-Gupta and T.J. Sutcliffe make the argument that SNAP should be protected from the deep cuts proposed in the House Farm Bill.

Indi Dutta-Gupta & T.J. Sutcliffe 

TAX & BENEFITS

OP-ED | January 2018

From family leave to inclusive paid leave — the importance of the disability lens

On the 25th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Kali Grant and T.J. Sutcliffe argue that the we should fill the significant gaps that exist within the law for people with disabilities.

Kali Grant & T.J. Sutcliffe 

PAID LEAVETAX & BENEFITS

Stories: Paid Leave & Disability

The stories below from The Arc highlight the benefits when workers can use paid leave to meet their health and caregiving needs, and the harm when workers can’t get the paid leave that they needed. All highlight why a comprehensive, national paid family and medical leave program is so important.

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More resources from The Arc

Video: One Family’s Advocacy for Paid Leave

OP-ED | June 2017

Building the Caring Economy

Building the country’s caregiving infrastructure would simultaneously address two national needs: the need for care and the equally pressing need for good jobs.

Nina Dastur & Laura Tatum

CAREGIVINGJOBS & EDUCATION, TAX & BENEFITS