Work-Family Supports for Low-Income Families: Key Research Findings and Policy Trends. Work-Family Supports for Low-Income Families: Key Research Findings and Policy Trends : Table 5

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: Table 5

Policy AreaSpecific Policy and LocationTypical Approach
Unpaid Family LeaveFamily and Medical Leave Act (federal), state family leave laws (12 states), voluntary employer provisionEmployer mandate
Paid Parental/ Family LeaveTemporary Disability Insurance: CA, HI, NJ, NY, RI, voluntary employer provision Paid Parental/Family Leave (dedicated program): CA, NJ, RI (effective January 2014), WA (not implemented), voluntary employer provisionSocial insurance
Paid Sick LeaveMandatory paid sick leave for certain employees: San Francisco, Washington (DC),  Seattle (WA), Connecticut, Portland (OR), New York City, Union City (NJ), Newark (NJ) (enacted in January 2014), voluntary employer provisionEmployer mandate
Workplace FlexibilityRight to Request Flexibility: VT, San Francisco Some employer encouragement initiatives, voluntary employer provisionEmployer mandate; Employer voluntary