For decades, work-life balance has been an ongoing issue with American families. Even with protections from federal and state laws, many mothers and fathers are still struggling with balancing work and family life. While there is legislation, parents are not guaranteed accommodations and job security while they request time off to meet the needs of their children. This issue has been prevalent for previous generations, but as new generations begin to enter into the workforce, there is a sense of disregard among young employees to want to make time for a balance between their work lives and personal lives. With recent declines in the job market and higher educational requirements by employers, Americans have been working harder by furthering their education and dedicating more time to pursue their careers.