Paid family leave: Lots of talk in states but little action

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Despite dozens of bills being introduced on paid family leave in state legislatures this year, only one made it into law.

Oklahoma passed legislation requiring employers to allow workers to use paid sick leave for time taken under the Family and Medical Leave Act. Minnesota and Oregon agreed to study the options for paid family leave.

Attempts in other states were mostly scuttled by concerns about costs of paid leave and whether a court will overturn the Clinton administration's rules that allow states to use unemployment insurance funds for family leave.

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