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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. Sandy Huffaker for NPR hide caption

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How California's 'Paid Family Leave' Law Buys Time For New Parents

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Nancy Glynn, her husband, Michael Gebo, and their son, Hunter, attend a minor league baseball game near their home in Manchester, N.H. Courtesy of Nancy Glynn hide caption

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Politics In Real Life: Paid Family Leave A Big Concern, Not A Top Campaign Issue

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Supporters watch as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks to promote his paid family leave initiative at a rally in Manhattan on March 10. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Paid Family Leave Advocates Celebrate A Big Week, But The Battle's Not Over

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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. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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How To Get Dads To Take Parental Leave? Seeing Other Dads Do It

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Global food giant Nestle is among several major employers that have announced increases in family leave benefits this year. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Boosting Family Leave Is Often About Getting Workers To Stay

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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. iStockphoto hide caption

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