Americans overwhelmingly want employees to have paid time off that they need when they are sick, have a family member who needs care, or are welcoming a child into the family.

However, paid-leave mandates aren’t a no-brainer. There are very real costs associated with taxpayer-funded, one-size- fits-all mandates that negatively impact both businesses and employers. In Straight Talk About Paid Leave, IWF takes a closer look into the disruptive consequences of universal paid leave mandates and highlights better ways to help workers get paid leave, while keeping career pathways and flexible work arrangements intact.