Home / Publications / Article

January 25 2018

FAQ: A New, Simple Solution for Paid Earned Leave

by Heather Madden

Everyone wants as many families as possible to be able to access and afford paid time off to care for new born children. The policy debate has centered around how to create a policy that maximizes paid leave benefits without hindering job opportunities, discouraging workplace flexibility, or adding new costs that will mean less take-home pay for all families, those with and without children.

Fortunately, there’s a new, innovative idea to expand paid family leave in the U.S. It’s budget-neutral, gender-neutral, and completely voluntary. It requires no new taxes and depends strongly on the principle of personal responsibility. It works within the framework of Social Security. Get the facts below:



Independent Women's Forum is an educational 501(c)(3) dedicated to developing and advancing policies that aren’t just well intended, but actually enhance people’s freedom, choices, and opportunities. IWF is the sister organization of the Independent Women’s Voice.​
Follow us