Why We Need Paid Family & Medical Leave

In Connecticut and across the nation, countless workers everyday are forced to choose between work, family and in some cases, their own physical health. While the federal FMLA has successfully provided job-protected time off to millions of workers since its enactment in 1993, studies show that just 13% of workers have access to paid leave through their employers and less than 40% have access to employer-provided personal medical leave, data that varies widely by industry, wage and skill level.