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7 Resources on Paid Parental Leave
16 October 2015 |
A topic currently being discussed around the country is paid parental leave policies. Paid parental leave gives both mothers and fathers the ability to take time off while still receiving a regular paycheck after the birth or adoption of a child. According to a 2013 Pew Research Center report, the United States provides the least parental leave benefit among developed countries. Currently, U.S. federal law permits 12 weeks of unpaid leave and does not require any weeks of paid leave for new mothers. In the meantime, some private industries and state and local governments are looking to fill the gap. Below for your consideration are resources that discuss the issues associated with parental leave:
Do you offer paid parental leave, and why or why not? Please share your comments below.
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