Paid Parental Leave

Join the movement for paid family leave

AWP is part of a nationwide movement advocating for paid family leave. The United States is the only industrialized nation without a paid leave program for employees who need time off to care for a new baby, sick child, spouse or partner in need, or elderly relative.

Our Jewish agencies, synagogues, schools, JCCs, and federations uphold the values of family and continuity. Paid parental leave knits the link between Jewish values and smart organizational strategy.  We know that retaining talent and cultivating loyalty is more cost-effective than high employee turnover. And we believe that paid parental leave is essential to advance women professionals.

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), organizations with 50 or more employees are required to offer 12 weeks of unpaid leave to both parents, following childbirth or adoption. At a minimum, AWP recommends that Jewish organizations of every size adhere to the FMLA for parental leave.

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