Family and Medical Leave for Freelance Workers: Update

  • One-third of them freelanced full-time.
  • Research, yet to be conducted, will probably show that the pandemic reshaped the American workforce, resulting in much higher numbers of permanent independent and freelance workers in the population.
  • Freelancing is seen as a viable long-term career in a study conducted by the Freelance Union.
  • Some states require that you pay for a separate disability policy in addition to the family and medical leave policy.
  • Several states will be phasing in similar policies over the next few years.
  • These programs also cover a varying degree of non-child-related family and medical leave.
  • None of them provide job protection.



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