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Season 6, Episode 84 of 99

Since 1993, U.S. federal law has required companies with 50 or more employees to offer 12 weeks of unpaid family leave to care for a newborn or for a child, spouse or parent with a serious medical condition. The law also requires employers to guarantee that anyone taking leave will get their job back. Now, some Democratic members of Congress have introduced legislation to grant paid leave for 12 weeks, an idea that President Trump said he would be open to during his campaign. Some states are already experimenting with the idea. NewsHour Weekend Correspondent Christopher Booker went to Rhode Island to see how paid family leave works.

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