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Oct 26, 2021
If U.S. workers had 4 weeks of paid family leave, would they use it?
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As congressional Democrats trim down the social-spending bill, a proposal for paid family leave may be cut from 12 to four weeks. The U.S. is one of only a handful of countries that don’t guarantee some paid family leave, and even at four weeks, would still be behind nearly every other country in the world. While such a policy could be vital to working parents, American reluctance to take time off could get in the way. We’ll also discuss corporations’ green pledges, why some companies are hiring leaders to manage remote and hybrid work, and hear about a horror author’s scary house hunt.

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