working parents

Hilton Extends Paid Parental Leave To All Employees, Including Hourly Ones

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The paid parental leave arms race got hot in 2015; a solid handful of US employers extended some form of paid parental leave to their employees. But as I've argued before (and you can bet that I'll do it again), the praise for corporate leave policies is distracting our attention from some real problems.... Read more

We’ve Come A Long Way, Baby: The 14 Companies Making Strides In Maternity Leave

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2015 was a big year for paid parental leave in America. It’s been discussed by Democratic presidential frontrunners Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, and Republican candidate Marco Rubio talked about it, albeit as optional (which runs contrary to the un-optional pregnancy process of going into labor and giving birth!) Plus, our capital introduced its own... Read more

Want a Laugh & Real Wisdom? Follow This Parody Twitter Account For 'Working Dads'

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Everywhere moms turn, there's advice. Whether it's from a well-meaning coworker or yet another '10-ways-to-behave-like-a-human-when-you're-a-sleep-deprived-mom' type of listicle, you're bombarded with information, helpful or not. But what about dads? Don't worry, working dads, a 'super busy dad' is here to offer you the same not-really-helpful information via his Tumblr and Twitter... Read more

Two States Taking the Lead on Reforming Maternity Leave

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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

White House Summit on Working Families — What You Need to Know

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In the first-ever Summit on Working Families, President Obama came forward as an advocate for working parents, vowing to make working conditions in the United States more conducive to raising kids. "When members of our workforce are forced to choose between a job and their family, something's wrong," the President said in an Read more