NCRW Fact Sheet: Guaranteed Paid Leave--A National Imperative for Women and Families

The lack of guaranteed paid leave creates economic hardship for the U.S. labor force as well as increased costs to businesses. Without paid sick days, workers face wage or job loss in cases of illness or health emergency. Since women continue to be primary caregivers, the absence of paid sick leave disproportionately affects them. Guaranteeing paid leave is critical to women’s economic security and well-being.