Pandemic Paid Leave Is Available: Why Some Parents Aren’t Taking It

By Rebecca Gale

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Because there is no required outreach or education, business owners may not realize that it’s the government — not the businesses — who pay for it. Also, much of the American workforce has never had access to paid leave at their jobs (only 17 percent of workers had it in 2018), so “most people don’t even know to ask,” said Pronita Gupta, a policy expert at the Center for Law and Social Policy, an anti-poverty nonprofit.

 

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