CLASP Comments on the Effectiveness of Current State- and Employer-Provided Paid Leave Programs and How the Lack of Access to Paid Leave Hurts Families

In response to RIN 1290-ZA03, Request for Information; Paid Leave, CLASP submitted these comments on September 14, 2020, to the Women's Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor providing evidence on how the lack of access to paid leave hurts families and showcasing the effectiveness of current state- and employer-provided paid Leave programs particurlarly related to eligibibility requirements, related costs, and adminstrative models of existing paid leave programs. These comments provide further evidence of the necessity of a national, comprehensive paid leave program and how the state programs offer great models for a paid leave federal program.