In the first episode of 2019, Matt Steinberg welcomes reporter Genevieve Douglas, who covers Paid Family Leave, among other employment law and HR topics, for Bloomberg Law, to discuss the proliferation of state/local paid family leave laws, and the potential for a politically-viable federal paid leave law (as highlighted during the President’s State of the Union address and subsequent media buzz). Matt and Genevieve also discuss the specific federal paid leave legislation being separately proposed by Democrats and Republicans, the likely heated political debate around how to, and who should, pay for paid family leave, the private sector’s role in moving and shaping this debate and the overarching question of “work-life” balance.

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