What lack of paid family leave means for one Texas mother
San Antonio, United StatesPhotography byCallaghan O'Hare. Reporting byMaria Caspani.
Her baby boy Micah is just a few weeks old and already Lauren Hoffmann is back at work. She and her husband Will had decided she would take two months off to welcome Micah, their second child, born in December 2018.
But they were coming up short.
Hoffmann, 29, only had five and a half weeks of accrued paid time off from her job as a college program manager in San Antonio, Texas.