What is Paid Leave?
Everyone is going to need to take time off work, but most of us can’t afford to go without pay while welcoming a new child, caring for a seriously ill family member, or recovering yourself. That’s why we’re fighting for paid family leave.
3-in-10 Louisiana voters have faced a great deal or some hardship as a result of taking unpaid time off to address a family or medical issue.
More than 3/4 of family caregivers report incurring out-of-pocket caregiving costs that amount to an average of, about 20% of the average family caregiver’s income.
The average family caregiver over age 50 who leaves the labor force to care for a parent loses nearly $304,000 in wages, Social Security, and private pensions. For women that penalty is closer to $324,000.