FMLA is Twenty-Five! A Roundup of Anniversary Articles and Resources

Happy Anniversary to the Family and Medical Leave Act! Since it’s inception in 1993, FMLA has been used over 200 million times! That’s a huge impact on American’s families — for whom using the law meant their job was protected so they could care for themselves or their loved ones. While FMLA provides job protection for … Continued

Busting the Biggest Myth About Proposed Paid Leave Laws

Many small business owners worry about paid leave laws being a burden to them. In this opinion piece for Oregon Business Magazine, our founder, Dr. Amy Beacom, explains how such laws can actually help small business and why small business owners should get involved in the movement to pass a state wide paid family leave … Continued

A Bold Move to Retain Women in STEM While Supporting Men to be Equal Caregivers: PAE Announces Generous Gender-Neutral Paid Leave Policy

It’s pretty shocking: 40% of women who enter the engineering field leave by mid-career. 40%! That’s a BIG problem. Today, we’re proud to tell you about a client of ours working for change. PAE, a West Coast engineering firm, just announced a generous paid “Wellness Leave” policy that provides up to 6 weeks of full … Continued

New Findings: What Voters Think About Paid Leave

  We’re poring over the results of new research conducted by the National Partnership for Women & Families on election eve and election night that took the pulse of voters on issues related to paid leave. Here were a few findings that stood out to us: Voters of all partisan affiliations agree that it is … Continued

Leave Leader Spotlight: EY

This past April, EY, a global professional services firm, made an eye-catching announcement about expanding parental leave and surrogacy benefits for its US employees. EY’s new policy grants 16 weeks of paid parental leave for both men and women welcoming a child through birth, adoption or foster care. We sat down with Ellen Williams, an … Continued


Don’t let the big names in the news fool you – only 13% of the U.S. workforce has access to any form of paid leave – even one day. So yes, as this article says: “The question is whether the radical re-think underway at some marquee corporations will, in effect, trickle down. Even optimists say … Continued

Ebay Grants 12 Weeks of Parental Leave!

Hats off to Ebay! Joining the ranks of forward thinking companies improving their paid leave policies! eBay grants US workers 12 weeks parental leave, adds benefits | TODAYonline NEW YORK — eBay said it will give its US employees 12 weeks of parental leave and will enhance maternity and disability benefits, following other prominent technology … Continued

Commentary at Huff Post from Our Senior Partner

Our brilliant Senior Partner, Rachael Ellison, offers some advice to companies with newly expanded leave policies and the parents who use them. A New Start for Mark Zuckerberg and More Work Ahead to Support Working Parents | Rachael Ellison, MA Last week, as Mark Zuckerberg was preparing for his own paternity leave, he announced that all Facebook … Continued

Our Founder & Senior Partner Featured at Power to Fly

We’re delighted and honored to have this great Q&A with our founder, Dr. Amy Beacom, and our Senior Partner, Rachael Ellison, featured at Power to Fly. They offer some great advice for both parents and employers, so please check it out!

City of Portland Grants Paid Leave

Delighted that the City that is home to our company headquarters has now granted paid leave to its employees! Thank you Commissioner Amanda Fritz!   Portland approves 6 weeks of paid parental leave for city employees | OregonLive.com Starting in January, Portland city employees will be eligible for six weeks of paid time off after … Continued