parental leave

Here's How Dads Really Feel About Paternity Leave

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The parental leave discussion continues, this time from dad's point of view. Taking a look at new dads, Boston College Center for Work & Family released The New Dad: A Portrait of Today’s Father this week. Yesterday, we told you about how dads feel about their roles as parents and their work/life... Read more

Richard Branson Offers A Year Of Parental Leave To Virgin Employees

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It makes sense that if anyone were to one-up all existing parental leave policies, it would be Richard Branson. Yesterday, the Virgin Group founder unveiled plans to offer a year of full paid leave for new moms and new dads. "If you take care of your employees they will take care of your business. That... Read more

John Oliver Criticizes US Maternity Leave

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We talk about the United States's less-than-stellar parental leave policy a lot. And chances are you've already experienced it. But in honor of Mother's Day, John Oliver is spreading the word to his HBO audience on Last Week Tonight. And with a mix of humor and sincere frustration, we're hoping his message gets taken seriously.... Read more

Paid Leave Keeps More Moms in the Workplace

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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