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Obama to push for new paid leave policies for federal workers

Obama to push for new paid leave policies for federal workers

President Obama plans to sign a memorandum ordering that federal employees have access to at least six weeks of paid leave when a new child arrives in their family, while also urging Congress to extend greater family leave benefits to their own workers and to millions of other Americans. Obama will call on lawmakers to pass a law allowing Americans to earn up to seven days a year of paid sick time, senior advisor Valerie Jarrett announced Wednesday afternoon. About 43 million private sector employees have no form of paid sick leave, and only California, New Jersey and Rhode Island offer paid family and medical leave, Jarrett wrote in a post on LinkedIn. “The United States remains...

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