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Paid Parental Leave

Jerry Brown Vetoes Bill Meant To Guarantee Paid Parental Leave For More Workers

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.30.2016 | Politics

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) vetoed a bill Friday that would have guaranteed job-protected time off for many new parents in the state. The bill, in...

Danny Meyer Steps Up And Gives His Workers Paid Parental Leave

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 09.28.2016 | Business

First, he banned tipping. Now, famed restaurateur Danny Meyer is giving all workers at his New York restaurants eight weeks of paid parental leave, ac...

Trump's Second Amendment Comment Is Part of an Ongoing and Troubling Trend

Laura Merriman | Posted 08.20.2016 | Politics
Laura Merriman

Donald Trump's insinuation that Second Amendment supporters might be able to "do something" to stop a President Hillary Clinton is part of a disturbing trend that is not without consequences.

'Me-ternity' Leave Is A Very Bad Name For A Very Good Idea

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 05.02.2016 | Business

Sometimes good ideas come wrapped in incredibly dumb packages. I'm looking at you Crystal Pepsi. The dungbomb we're talking about today, however, isn'...

What Would It Cost to Have Mandatory Parental Leave?

Meridith Dennes | Posted 04.19.2016 | Politics
Meridith Dennes

It's no secret that the United States is the only developed country that does not guarantee paid parental leave for new parents. It's also embarrassing. Although there has been some movement to get more parents paid leave many companies are still reluctant to make it a reality.

Coca-Cola To Offer Paternity Leave After Millennials Request It

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 04.11.2016 | Business

Citing the influence of its millennial employees and the need to promote gender equality at work, Coca-Cola on Monday announced a far more inclusive p...

'Bright, Infinite Future': Is a Semi-Realignment Coming This Fall for Democrats?

Mark Green | Posted 04.10.2016 | Politics
Mark Green

2014-02-03-BothSidesNowLogoPlaincolhirescopy1.jpgCiting cultural/demographic/political trends, Green asks Shrum & Matalin if the likely 6th popular vote Dem win in last 7 presidentials will constitute a modest political realignment, less than '32 & the White South in '60s but on par with Reagan '80. Bob: perhaps. Mary: no. Host: it's coming, according his new generation memoir, BrightInfiniteFuture.net.

A Big Step for Paid Parental Leave

Scott Wiener | Posted 04.05.2016 | Parents
Scott Wiener

San Francisco is on the verge of becoming the first city in the country to ensure full wage replacement for workers taking parental leave.

Is Paid Parental Leave Good for Small Business?

Margarita Hakobyan | Posted 03.07.2016 | Business
Margarita Hakobyan

There's growing debate (and growing support) in the U.S. around paid parental leave. It's become a major campaign issue, and many states and municipal...

What Does Preparing for an Unpaid Maternity Leave Look Like?

Whitney Lloyd | Posted 03.02.2016 | Parents
Whitney Lloyd

This is not only my story (as I am six weeks away from birthing my second child and going on my second unpaid maternity leave in two years), this is the story of most working parents in America. We're working so hard and still coming up short.

The Important Point About Paid Maternity Leave We're All Ignoring

Dana Sitar | Posted 02.25.2016 | Women
Dana Sitar

It's popular in recent years to bemoan the lack of paid leave available to new parents in the United States. We celebrate companies with progressive...

If You Care About Paid Paternity Leave, Watch This

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 01.12.2016 | Impact

While politicians and companies alike continue to speak out in favor of paid parental leave, the U.S is still far behind other developed nations in gu...

How All New Yorkers Benefit When Municipal Workers Get Paid Parental Leave

Amy Traub | Posted 12.22.2016 | Business
Amy Traub

Now that's a holiday gift! On Tuesday, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that approximately 20,000 employees of New York City would be guaranteed paid parental leave--giving mothers and fathers critical time off to bond with a new baby, adoptee, or foster child without giving up a paycheck.

This Was The Year We Finally Started To Care About Working Parents

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 12.22.2015 | Business

Kirsten Calkins was about five months pregnant with her first child, working as an executive coordinator at a small nonprofit in Portsmouth, New Hamps...

The Nation Is Giving Workers 4 Months Of Paid Parental Leave

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 12.16.2015 | Business

Here's a persuasive argument to join a union at work: You might wind up getting a decent amount of paid parental leave. Oh, and a raise. The progressi...

It's About Time: The Need for Paid Parental Leave

Kara Lawler | Posted 12.14.2016 | Parents
Kara Lawler

These stories of returning to work too soon highlight the need for the United States to have a paid parental leave policy, but there are other reasons: the adoption of a child, a serious illness or unfortunate death of a family member, or the worker's own medical condition are just to name a few.

Facebook Announces Four Months Of Paid Parental Leave For All Employees

The Huffington Post | Chloe Angyal | Posted 11.27.2015 | Business

Less than a week after Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said he would take two months of paternity leave, the social media company announced i...

This Isn't What a Working Mother Should Look Like

Jessica Shortall | Posted 11.18.2016 | Parents
Jessica Shortall

Our lack of comprehensive maternity leave says as much. Maternity leave, in America, is not for all working mothers. Put simply, the American approach to maternity leave ignores some basic facts about our economy.

Amazon's New Parental Leave Expansion Is Smart PR

Eric Yaverbaum | Posted 11.04.2016 | Business
Eric Yaverbaum

Aside from the exciting, albeit still long over-due step major tech innovators are taking to foster family leave policy change, what particularly interests me about this story is the sheer timing of it all. Despite it being a well-timed PR move, that isn't to say the change itself isn't a good thing.

Here's A Sad Indicator Of Just How Little We Do For Working Moms In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 09.22.2015 | Business

This is glacial progress: The very best companies for working mothers in the U.S. were offering an average of just eight weeks of paid maternity leave...

Netflix's Unlimited Parental Leave Might Not Be as Good as It Sounds

Quora | Posted 08.27.2016 | Parents
Quora

An "unlimited" (within the first year) parental leave policy might not be as good as it sounds. It's understandable that people are excited about this. It seems like a good thing. It's equal across mothers and fathers; that sends a nice message that babies are not just the woman's responsibility.

Working Mother Heads To Washington, D.C.

Regan Long | Posted 07.29.2016 | Parents
Regan Long

At one point or another, we all will have to separate from our baby, no matter what age they are. That being said, some parents are forced to do this in an unfathomable amount of time. When we look at an average leave being 6-12 weeks of unpaid leave in the United States, for many, that would be a gift.

Emily Peck

Congratulations America, You Support Working Moms! Just Not With Actual Policies

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Peck | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business

After decades of judging and shaming mothers for "abandoning" their kids while they went off to work to commit the horrible and selfish act of providi...

Hillary Clinton Calls For Paid Family Leave In Mother's Day Campaign Video

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents

Hillary Clinton's latest campaign video is all about paid family leave. Released on Mother's Day, the video touts Clinton's commitment to fighting...

Piers Morgan Just Pissed Off A Lot Of Parents With Paternity Leave Comments

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 05.07.2015 | Parents

Piers Morgan caused quite a stir on Thursday after making some bold claims about parental leave. During his appearance on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," t...