Americans are getting older. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) estimates that 10,000 U.S. residents turn 65 each day—the majority of whom will need some form of long-term care in their lifetimes.
Despite it’s false start in 2007, the state of Washington has passed a new paid family leave law, complete with a plan to fully fund and implement the law by 2020. The original 2007 bill, signed into law by former Washington Governor Chris Gregoire, lacked an execution plan and was never put into action—not unlike the Washington D.C. paid law, which have yet to come to fruition.
The city that’s taken the lead in minimum wage rules, paid parental leave, and mandated sick leave, is taking the fight to erratic schedules.