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Paid Parental Leave

Will Working Parents Finally Get The Paid Leave They Deserve?

Jennifer Owens | Posted 03.22.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Owens

It is unconscionable that the United States is the only major country that does not mandate some form of paid family leave.

American Business Should Take The Lead On Paid Parental Leave

David Hanrahan | Posted 12.20.2014 | Parents
David Hanrahan

The state of parental leave in the U.S. sucks. The U.S. is one of only three countries (the other two are Oman and Papua New Guinea) to not mandate some level of paid parental leave at the federal level.

Labor Secretary Perez: US Maternity Leave Isn't 'Serving Our Women'

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 09.30.2014 | Parents

In a HuffPost Live interview Tuesday, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez echoed what he and other members of the Obama administration have been pushing for ...

Celebrating 10 Years of Paid Family Leave in California -- Now Let's Get the Word Out!

Maria Shriver | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Maria Shriver

This month California is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its first-in-the-nation Paid Family Leave (PFL) program, which has helped more than 1.5 million parents. But despite the track record, too few parents are taking advantage of the program, and those parents who may need it most are least likely to sign up.

Lisa Belkin

The Only Argument For Paid Maternity Leave: 'Because It Is Right'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lisa Belkin | Posted 11.07.2013 | Parents

It was a small study in an academic journal, but the website Quartz saw something larger. “The Economic Case Against Extended Maternity Leave,” op...

Who's Your Daddy?

Jon Summers | Posted 07.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Jon Summers

In the workplace, today's families navigate a process historically referred to as "maternity leave," a term that really doesn't apply to (a) adoptive families or (b) same-sex families where the couple happens to be male. Kyle and I brought both circumstances to the table.

Lisa Belkin

Bangladeshi Parents Have It, Why Can't We?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lisa Belkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

What we should be debating is paid Family Leave.

Paid Parental Leave Lacking In U.S.

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK — Americans often take pride in ways their nation differs from others. But one distinction – lack of a nationwide policy of paid ...

The U.S. Needs Paid Parental and Pregnancy Leave

Brian Gresko | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brian Gresko

The odds are against mothers having as successful a career as non-mothers. The United States is the only wealthy nation that does not offer parental leave.