Business school professors give national paid leave policy a top grade (September 15, 2015)
By Jena McGregor, The Washington Post
A leading Democratic proposal for a national required paid leave policy is getting some unlikely supporters: Business school professors who teach the future corporate leaders of the world.
More than 200 faculty members, many of whom work at the country’s most elite business schools, signed a letter of support for the Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act. The letter was released Tuesday, with support from the advocacy group National Partnership for Women and Families. It cites evidence meant not only to convince legislators, but also business leaders, that offering workers 12 weeks of partially paid leave funded by payroll tax contributions makes good business sense.