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John Oliver: Thanks for having us, mom — now ‘get the f*ck back to work’ [VIDEO]

John Oliver used Mother’s Day to draw attention to the fact that — as much as we profess to love mothers and motherhood — the U.S. is one of only two countries that do not offer paid time off to new mothers who work.

With retailers vying with florists for Mother’s Day dollars — even beer-and-wings joint Hooters pitches themselves as a place to take mom for Mother’s day — Oliver said, “There is nothing that we wouldn’t do for moms.”

Pointing out that the United States and Papua New Guinea are the only two countries that do not offer paid time off, Oliver said, “Here in the U.S. federal law grants workers just twelve weeks on unpaid leave,” before pointing out conditions that keep 40 percent of workers from being able to take that time off.

“So if a worker with no paid leave goes into labor at work, she better hope it’s on her lunch hour and her co-workers don’t mind if the break room gets a bit messy,” Oliver explained.

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