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This article accompanies Time for Dad.

Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Only three states have implemented laws that provide paid family leave > to new fathers and mothers: California, New Jersey and Rhode Island. Washington passed a law in 2007, but it did not include a funding mechanism and was never implemented. The programs are funded through employee contributions.

Here's an overview of how they work from the National Partnership for Women & Families in Washington:

California: Employees can take up to six weeks of leave in a 12-month period and typically receive about 55 percent of their weekly wages (up to $1,104 in 2015), paid for through the state fund. Employers may require workers to use up to two weeks of vacation time before they can take the leave.

New Jersey: Employees can take up to six weeks of leave in a 12-month period and receive 66 percent of their average weekly wages (up to $604 in 2015), paid for through the state fund.

Rhode Island: Employees can take up to four weeks of leave in a 52-week period and receive about 60 percent of their average weekly wages (up to $795 currently), paid for through the state fund. The four weeks count toward an individual's total temporary disability insurance allotment of 30 weeks per year.

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Under these laws, employees can use paid < family leave to care for a family member with a serious health condition. These three states and two others -- New York and Hawaii -- also have temporary disability insurance laws that provide between 26 and 52 weeks of paid-time-off for one's own serious health condition, which may include pregnancy or childbirth.

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