About Section 1: Get Smart


In this section we explore five questions:

  • What is paid family & medical leave (PFML)?
  • How does it benefit businesses, employees, and families?
  • What is required by law in the United States?
  • What are U.S. employers doing about PFML?
  • What's happening with PFML by sector (trends, employer benchmarks, and more)?

Get Started: Sub-Sections


Definition and descriptions of types of leave included


How PFML benefits employers, employees, and families, according to company interviews & academic research


Overview of U.S. legal requirements for paid family & medical leave at the federal and state levels


Statistics and information about PFML coverage and employer plans


Sector-specific PFML coverage trends, policy benchmarks, and recent announcements