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Paid Family Leave provides working ʻohana with paid time off from work to care for and bond with a new keiki or to address caregiving needs for loved ones. Paid Family Leave supports workers in balancing work and family kuleana by allowing workers to take time off without sacrificing income.

Here in Hawaiʻi, where most ʻohana are living paycheck to paycheck, it is critical that our state provide such support for our communities so that ʻohana are able to thrive and not just survive.

The United States is the only developed country without national paid family leave. To fill that gap, thirteen states plus the District of Columbia have passed paid family leave laws. Hawai‘i should join them.
Paid family leave includes:
• Parental leave – for parents, including fathers and adoptive and foster parents, to bond with a new child
• Medical leave – for a worker to recover from their own serious illness or injury
• Caregiving leave – for a worker to care for a family member with a serious health condition

In some states, paid family leave also includes:
• Deployment leave – to handle arrangements for military service
• Safe leave – to deal with domestic violence, such as seeking a restraining order or relocating to safety

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