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|May 21, 2019


In 2015, the U.S. experienced an increase in voluntary corporate adoption of paid leave and medical leave (PFML). Not all sectors followed the trend, but many big technology and finance companies did by expanding policies to provide up to one year of paid leave. For much of the workforce, in particular in service industries, little changed.

In 2018, Panorama talked with business owners and industry experts to understand why there is high uptake of PFML in some sectors, but little movement in others.

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