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Paternity Leave

Man Fired For Attending Son’s Birth Is Flooded With Job Offers

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 01.10.2017 | Home

The first day of the new year was pretty eventful for Lamar Austin. The 30-year-old welcomed a son and got fired on the very same day — Jan. 1. But ...

Ikea Is Giving Its Employees Up To Four Months Of Paid Parental Leave

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.06.2016 | Business

The furniture giant Ikea is rolling out a paid parental leave plan that’s likely to be the envy of workers in the American retail space. According t...

Not All Trump Hotels Provide Paid Maternity Leave, Despite Ivanka Trump's Claim

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 10.02.2016 | Home

In a television appearance touting her father’s newly released maternity leave and child care plans, Ivanka Trump said that the Trump Organization p...

What Does Paternity Leave Have to Do with a Company's Success?

FOMIN | Posted 07.11.2016 | Business

By Sanola Daley and Jimena Serrano Sanola Daley is an investment management officer for non-financial products and services at the Inter-American...

This Father’s Day, How About We Stop Judging Dads So Harshly?

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 06.17.2016 | Business

This Father’s Day, how about we try and make men feel good about spending time away from work and with their kids? Because while more men want to b...

Dads Deserve A Real Gift

Martha Burk | Posted 06.17.2016 | Home
Martha Burk

We know it takes women a couple of weeks to recover physically from childbirth, so when paid leave is offered, some difference is expected. But companies need to give men a better break. Moms can use the help, and dads need time with the new kid too.

Working Dads Are Leaning In -- And Their Companies Should Be, Too

Quora | Posted 06.16.2016 | Home

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

Everyman's Guide to Supporting Paternity Leave at Work

Kenneth Matos | Posted 06.14.2016 | Home
Kenneth Matos

The significant benefits of paternity leave have been well-established for children, mothers, and the economy. These findings have shifted the justifi...

Celebrating Fathers

Catherine Tinsley | Posted 06.14.2016 | Home
Catherine Tinsley

What matters for childhood development is that parents share everyday child-rearing and household activities. Surveys documenting how parents spend their time continue to show a strong gender gap. How can we fix this? And how can we stop the cards and advertisements that not only promote an antiquated view of gender labor, but in doing so suggest that this view is an acceptable assumption to make?

I'm a Startup Founder Who Is About to Become a Dad. Here's Why I'm Taking Two Months of Paternity Leave.

Tomer London | Posted 06.13.2016 | Business
Tomer London

Becoming a parent is a celebration. All of a sudden you and your partner take on this incredible responsibility over someone's life, and that experience changes your family forever. However, sometimes the sheer beauty of it all can get buried.

This Big Law Firm Just Stepped Into The 21st Century

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 05.19.2016 | Business

The Chicago-based international law firm Winston & Strawn LLP announced Wednesday that it is creating a gender-neutral parental leave policy, as well ...

Campbell’s New Leave Policy Is A Big Step Even If It Isn’t The Best

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 01.05.2017 | Business

Years ago, when Denise Morrison told her boss she planned to take a temporary leave from work to have her first baby, she knew this wouldn’t be welc...

The End Of Maternity Leave As We Know It?

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 04.14.2016 | Business

Another big company just effectively got rid of “maternity leave," making its parental leave policy the same for men and women. Consulting firm Erns...

Parity at Home, Parity at Work

Lars Gert Lose | Posted 04.07.2016 | Home
Lars Gert Lose

Photo credit: Larry vs Harry Who is picking up when and where? Who will stay home with the kids when they are sick? And who is going to take care of ...

San Francisco Passes Landmark Parental Leave Law

NYT | Alana Horowitz | Posted 04.06.2016 | Home

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco on Tuesday became the first city in the United States to approve six weeks of fully paid leave for new parents — mot...

Listen Up! When it Comes to Happy Working-Parent Employees, Communication Must Be a Two-Way Street.

Krista Moatz | Posted 03.22.2016 | Business
Krista Moatz

Let's set the record straight. We often hear debate about working parents "having it all," but I don't think we can have it all, or that we necessarily want to. I think we have to determine what we want and then try to figure out a way to adjust our lives, schedules, and/or careers accordingly.

Etsy's New Parental Leave Policy Is Basically Perfect

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 03.16.2016 | Business

Etsy just increased the amount of parental leave it offers. Starting April 1, all workers at the Brooklyn-based company known for selling hipster-prec...

The Secret Sauce for Dads to Take Paternity Leave

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 02.23.2017 | Business
Christopher A. Brown

In a previous post in this blog, I wrote about Netflix's new parental leave policy that gives new parents up to one year of paid leave upon the birth ...

New Study: The U.S. Lags Behind Europe in Workplace Benefits

Dr. Andrew Chamberlain | Posted 02.18.2017 | Business
Dr. Andrew Chamberlain

In many ways, Europe is an experimental laboratory for workplace policies. What can we learn from Europe's vast experience about what works--and what ...

Paternity Leave Offers A Surprising Benefit To Women, New Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 02.08.2016 | Business

Paid paternity leave might seem like a cushy fringe benefit in the U.S., available to a few dads who may not even really want to take it. Its most rec...

Here's What It's Like To Have 'Unlimited' Paternity Leave At Netflix

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 02.01.2016 | Business

Netflix announced "unlimited" parental leave this summer, telling most employees -- men and women -- they could take up to a year off after they have ...

Pentagon To Announce Longer Family Leave For Service Members

AP | Braden Goyette | Posted 12.28.2016 | Home

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter intends to double the length of fully paid maternity leave for female service members and will also w...

Mark Zuckerberg Made A LOT Of Money During His Paternity Leave

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 01.28.2016 | Home

Mark Zuckerberg did pretty well for himself while he was out on his paternity leave. The Facebook founder and chief executive just got back from leave...

This Photo Of Mark Zuckerberg's Closet Offers A Lesson For Working Parents

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 01.25.2016 | Home

For many parents, going back to work after taking parental leave is fraught with emotion and anxiety -- from making sure child care is arranged to get...

How We Can Conquer Stress in the Workplace

Terry O'Neill | Posted 01.25.2017 | Home
Terry O'Neill

Only half of new mothers take any paid time from work in connection with the birth of their first child, and nearly one quarter of mothers overall are back at work within two weeks of giving birth. I'd say that's a pretty stressful situation -- wouldn't you?