48% of Small Business Owners Would Support Mandatory Paid Family Leave

On January 1, 2018, New York became the latest state to implement mandatory paid family leave legislation. And, according to a recent Paychex Small Business Survey, nearly half (48%) of small business owners say they would, on some level, support legislation requiring paid family leave.

The study, conducted in late November 2017 by Paychex, Inc., a provider of integrated human capital management solutions for payroll, HR, retirement, and insurance services, also found that 35% of American small business owners lack strong feelings either way on the topic of mandatory paid family leave, while 18% oppose the idea.

The infographic below highlights more key findings from this survey. For more information, click here.