Paid Leave, Workplace Flexibility Discussed at White House Summit on Working Families

Continuing the theme of the Administration’s “opportunity for all” agenda, on Monday, June 23 the White House Council on Women and Girls, the Department of Labor (DOL), and the Center for American Progress (CAP) hosted a Summit on Working Families.   

President Obama highlighted the Summit in his latest weekly address. Speakers at the event included Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez, as well as various business, labor, and other employee representatives. Topics addressed throughout the day included compensation issues, paid leave, increased workplace flexibility for caregivers and working parents, and evaluation and assessment tools.  The event is expected to be used to promote mandated federal paid leave for employees, although the prospects for any such legislation passing Congress this session are very unlikely. 

The complete agenda for this event can be found here.

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