Chef Val James inspired her daughter to create a documentary about the challenges female chefs face, including access to capital, sexual harassment, and family time off.
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Most workers are covered by the Family Medical Leave Act, which allows up to 12 weeks of leave per year to care for family members. But that leave is unpaid. Now, Republicans are making paid family leave a legislative policy.
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The new tax credit sidesteps a common pitfall in the eyes of many Republicans by avoiding a mandate — it doesn't require employers to provide paid family leave. Instead, the law offers firms a financial incentive to provide the coverage.
Iris and Eli Fugate with their 6-month-old son Jack, at the family's home in San Diego. Thanks to California's paid family leave law, Iris was able to take six weeks off when Jack was born, and Eli took three weeks, with plans to take the remaining time over the next few months.
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Alphonzo Jackson holds his 6-month-old son, Isaiah, behind Kim Turner and her daughter Adelaide Turner Winn during a rally supporting paid family leave at City Hall in San Francisco on Tuesday.
A rule from the federal Labor Department will guarantee that regardless of where legally married same-sex spouses live, they can take unpaid time off to care for a spouse or sick relative.