Paid Leave Tools and Resources


What is driving inequitable access to paid family and medical leave?

In 2015, the U.S. experienced an increase in voluntary corporate adoption of paid leave and medical leave (PFML). Not all sectors followed the trend, but many big technology and finance companies did by expanding policies to provide up to one year of paid leave. For much of the workforce, in particular in service industries, little changed.

In 2018, Panorama talked with business owners and industry experts to understand why there is high uptake of PFML in some sectors, but little movement in others. This report summarizes our findings.

If you would like to learn more about this research or discuss our findings, please email


Download our latest Paid Family Leave Fact Sheets

These fact sheets give an overview of how paid leave impacts U.S. businesses in California, New Jersey, and Rhode Island, including details about PFML laws in these states, data on impact, and additional resources for employers, HR professionals, and caregivers.

California: Paid Family Leave

In 2002, California became the first state to provide paid family leave to employees to care for a new child or an ill family member. California’s Paid Family Leave program was expanded in 2016 to increase the wage replacement rate, and again in 2017 to extend job protection to new parents.

New Jersey: Family Leave Insurance

Adopted in 2008, New Jersey’s Family Leave Insurance (NJFLI) extended the existing Temporary Disability Insurance program to provide wage replacement—not a leave entitlement—to workers caring for sick family members, newborn, and newly adopted children. The law was the second paid family and medical leave state insurance program to be enacted.

Rhode Island: Temporary Caregiver Leave Insurance

The Temporary Caregiver Insurance (TCI) in Rhode Island offers a wage replacement insurance program that provides paid parental and medical leave to all private sector employees in Rhode Island.


Workforce Management Strategies for Paid Family and Medical Leave: Planning for advanced, long-term absences 

One of the biggest challenges employers face in offering paid family and medical leave (PFML) is workforce management. How do employers ensure business needs are met when an employee is out for an extended period of leave, and how can managers plan ahead to minimize the impact on overall operations?

Download our report on how to support employers in offering family-friendly benefits to their workforce while operating efficiently and sustainably.


Read The Paid Leave Project's report on the factors impacting voluntary adoption of paid family and medical leave in the U.S. private sector

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Tips for Employers in States with Pending Paid Leave Laws

Download this guide for tips on how to successfully navigate city and state paid leave laws.


Policy Template

Download this guide to help you create a customized policy template for your business.


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