By NEDRA PICKLER
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is encouraging more employers to adopt family-friendly policies by hosting a daylong summit.
But the U.S. government doesn't always set the best example.
The United States is the only industrialized nation that doesn't mandate paid leave for mothers of newborns. But Obama says he'd like to see that change.
It's unclear how Obama would fund a national system. Obama has not endorsed legislation that would create one paid by a payroll tax. And he pledged in his 2008 presidential campaign not to raise taxes on families making under $250,000 a year.
While some companies offer paid family leave to attract workers, the 1993 Family Medical Leave Act only requires that employers provide unpaid leave for medical and family reasons.
All content © Copyright 2001 - 2014 WorldNow and KTTC, a Quincy station.
Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Jodi Neyens at (507) 280-5104. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at firstname.lastname@example.org.