paid maternity leave

US Navy Triples Maternity Leave To 18 Paid Weeks

American flag over waterThinkstock
Our government may not have beefed up the federal maternity leave policy just yet, but our military is paving the way, tripling the amount of paid leave previously offered to female sailors and marines. During a speech at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland in May, US Navy Secretary Ray Mabus unveiled a proposal that... Read more

Big News for Women on Wall Street

woman typing on laptopShutterstock
New moms on Wall Street: You're getting an extra four weeks of fully-paid maternity leave! That may be a sweeping statement. But the world’s largest private equity firm, Blackstone Group, is extending its maternity leave benefits from 12 weeks at full pay to 16 weeks in an attempt to appeal to more women. “The financial services... Read more

Two States Taking the Lead on Reforming Maternity Leave

Working mom and baby | Thinkstock | blog.thebump.comThinkstock
By now, you've probably learned that our national maternity leave policy is critically lacking. But at the state and city level, we might just be making progress. The fact that the US is the only industrialized country that doesn't federally mandate paid maternity leave is frustrating to working parents. We do have the Family and... Read more

Paid Leave Keeps More Moms in the Workplace

Working mom and baby | Thinkstock | blog.thebump.comThinkstock
It's a startling fact you've probably heard before: The United States is the only developed country that doesn't offer paid maternity leave. Employers can offer some sort of compensated leave, but only 59 percent of workers say this is the case at their companies. With an immediate drop off in income and no subsidized childcare, women without paid... Read more