Jennifer Williams, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, was quoted in Bloomberg Law discussing paid leave for workers who are new parents. There is no federal policy that mandates paid family leave for workers who are new parents; six states and the District of Columbia require that workers receive some form of paid family leave. Only 15 percent of private-sector workers have access to paid family leave through their employer, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Florida and Texas are two of the largest states in the country, and I think it’s becoming a groundswell for these kinds of considerations for new parents,” Jennifer told Bloomberg Law. “This isn’t just happening in law firms, this is in every industry.” The actions in those states show a “broader concern” for supporting parents in their work-life balance while also still ensuring that litigation can move forward in a timely manner, Williams said.
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