America comes in last place on paid maternity leave (May 15, 2014)

By Claire Zillman, Fortune

Last month, President Barack Obama made a big to-do about taking action to narrow the gender gap in pay since — the White House reasoned — pay inequality shortchanged women and their families.

But if the administration is concerned about making things easier on working women, there’s another giant, gaping hole in federal legislation worthy of attention: paid maternity leave.

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