Politics aside, let's take a moment to laud President Obama for doing his part in bringing paid sick leave into the zeitgeist once more. The Family and Medical Leave Act was passed in the early 90s and US citizens have not seen an update since. FMLA only applies to full-time workers at companies with more than 50 employees, thus "leaving out freelancers, contract workers, entrepreneurs, and people who work at small businesses" and at most this is 12 weeks UNPAID time.

Can we collectively say as a society: anything that can be done to help our citizens raise healthy children and keep people well should be a top priority. Tech companies should be emulated for their commitment to hire and retain women in the workforce, and that starts with the knowledge that employees don't have to choose between their baby and their source of income.


Be well, #lenthern