Daily Archives: June 14, 2023

2023 Update on National Caregiving Laws 

Excerpted from AARP Newsletter  Though the federal government does not require private employers to offer paid family leave — the Family and Medical Leave Act allows up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave annually—while some states have enacted legislation to create mandatory family leave insurance programs to provide money for caregivers and new parents.  Why it Matters [Statistics from Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and U.S. Census]  50 million people in the United States […]

Supporting Employees Who Are Caregivers 

WORKFORCE RETENTION  Amid the pandemic and the subsequent labor shortage, many employers realized how much personal responsibilities—like caregiving duties—can impact hiring and retaining workers.     THE CAREGIVER DEMOGRAPHIC  According to the Dept of Labor, as many as 1 in 5 full-time workers juggle both work and caregiving responsibilities for their children, their parents, or both.   A Pew Research Center survey found that nearly 23 million Americans work a full- or part-time job while also providing […]