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Almost 5 Million Americans Got More Paid Family Leave This Year

  • Leave for dads, other caregivers is also becoming more common
  • Tight labor market has led to better benefits for more people
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As the labor market tightened in 2018, organizations turned to one benefit in particular to attract and retain U.S. employees: Paid family leave.

After Starbucks Corp. and Walmart Inc. extended paid time off to hourly workers in January, 18 more large companies followed suit. As a result, an estimated 4.8 million people had access to more generous paid leave benefits this year, according to data compiled by PL+US, a paid leave advocacy organization.