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Open Letter to CEOs Who Oppose Paternity Leave

Josh Levs | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business
Josh Levs

When families are allowed choices about which parent will stay home -- a choice that only exists with paid leave, businesses are able to hold onto their best employees regardless of gender.

Andrew Lord

IBM Just Made Life A Little Easier For Working Mothers

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Lord | Posted 07.17.2015 | Business

The company is offering an amazing new program to help nursing moms ship their breast milk back home when they're traveling for work.

Emily Peck

The Feminist Case For Paternity Leave

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Peck | Posted 07.09.2015 | Business

It might sound counterintuitive, but one of the best things companies can do for new moms is give new dads more leave.

Navy Expands Maternity Leave. Are Dads Next?

Josh Levs | Posted 07.02.2015 | Parents
Josh Levs

Obviously, military families make incredible, admirable sacrifices, and many personnel can't be allowed to leave for longer blocks of time. But if the Navy can part with new moms for 18 weeks after a birth, it can part with at least some new dads for more than 10 days total during the child's first year of life.

Emily Peck

Another Big Company Steps Up To Improve Maternity Leave

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Peck | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business

Primary caretakers who work at Nestle will get 14 weeks of paid leave.

Is It Time for a "She for He" Campaign?

Catherine Tinsley | Posted 06.26.2015 | Parents
Catherine Tinsley

When fathers take paternity leave they are more engaged with parenting throughout childhood. For example, controlling for income and education, dads who took time off at birth were almost 50 percent more likely to read to their children as toddlers.

TOMS Founder Explains Why Dads Need Paternity Leave

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.25.2015 | Parents

In May 2015, TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie made waves when he wrote about his decision to take 12 weeks of paternity leave in Glamour. "It's an exper...

What a Feminist Dad Wants For Father's Day

Jacob Feinspan | Posted 06.21.2015 | Parents
Jacob Feinspan

I want my little boy, and his big brother, to grow up in a world of real gender equity. Of equal pay for equal work. Where moms are proud of their work both out in the world and at home -- and where dads get credit only when we take on a fair share of parenting.

Jenny Che

These Are 10 Of The Best Companies For New Dads

HuffingtonPost.com | Jenny Che | Posted 06.19.2015 | Business

These companies understand how important paternity leave is.

Arthur Delaney

Bernie Sanders Wants To Bring Back Your 40-Hour Workweek

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) thinks Americans may have forgotten about the 40-hour week. "A hundred...

Updating our Portrait of Today's Father

Brad Harrington | Posted 06.17.2015 | Parents
Brad Harrington

Dads today are much more hands-on and engaged with their children than fathers were a generation ago. The majority want to share parenting responsibilities equally with their spouse but know that their actions are not yet aligned with their aspirations.

Why Paternity Leave Is Important For Dads AND Moms

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 06.16.2015 | Parents

Father's Day is upon us, that time when we pause to celebrate dads and the contributions they make to their families. But for too many men in this cou...

A Holiday Is Nice -- But What Fathers Really Need is Paid Leave

Dr. Jody Heymann | Posted 06.18.2015 | Impact
Dr. Jody Heymann

One day a year, we celebrate dads. Chances are, that's one day more than they had to celebrate becoming a father. At least that's the case in the U.S. - along with nearly 100 other countries around the world that don't provide any paid leave to new fathers.

Here's How a New Social Contract Can Empower the Individual Under Globalization

Kemal Dervis | Posted 06.15.2015 | World
Kemal Dervis

ISTANBUL -- A new social contract is needed to account for the increasingly important role that individual preferences, and individual responsibility, play in today's world. Each citizen should feel empowered, not isolated and abandoned, in the face of globalization and technological transformation.

Family Leave in the U.S. and Europe: A Comparison

Kim Keating | Posted 06.09.2015 | Women
Kim Keating

American companies can do better. When we are behind Saudi Arabia in an issue relating to women's rights, you know there is a problem.

Emily Peck

Men Are Struggling With Work-Family Balance, Too

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Peck | Posted 06.04.2015 | Business

The author of a new book about dads talks about their struggle for work-life balance and the sexist policies that hold men back

Sweden Just Made It So Much Easier To Be A Father

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 05.28.2015 | World

Sweden is a great place to be a dad, and the country is about to make things even better for soon-to-be fathers. Beginning in 2016, men in the coun...

Stop Punishing the Family Man

Josh Levs | Posted 05.15.2015 | Business
Josh Levs

A recent Harvard study finds the vast majority of top executives are men who admit not making their families a priority. They see work-family conflicts as primarily a "women's problem," even though studies have shown that working dads are experiencing as much work-life conflict as moms -- perhaps even more.

All In: Elon Musk's Denial and Things Bosses Actually Have Said

Josh Levs | Posted 05.13.2015 | Business
Josh Levs

This workplace gender policing is hurting everyone -- men, women, children and the businesses themselves. Across the country, men are joining with women to rise up against the backward policies, laws and stigmas that are damaging us and preventing us from achieving gender equality.

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...

Johnson & Johnson Now Offering Employees Up To 17 Weeks Of Parental Leave

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.19.2015 | Parents

This week, Johnson & Johnson made an exciting announcement that will hopefully set a precedent for other major companies in the U.S. All employees who...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Most Americans Support Paid Sick Days, Parental Leave

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics

A majority of Americans think employers should be required to pay for sick leave and time off for new parents, according to a HuffPost/YouGov poll. ...

Dave Jamieson

Does Your Member Of Congress Offer Paid Maternity And Paternity Leave?

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Continuing a push that began with the president's State of the Union address, Democratic members of Congress put forth a bill earlier th...

Maxwell Tani

House Democrats Want Republican Women To Help Pass Paid Leave Legislation

HuffingtonPost.com | Maxwell Tani | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics

Though GOP lawmakers generally panned the proposals in last week's State of the Union address, House Democrats are hoping that a coalition of Republic...

Dave Jamieson

How Obama Can Expand Paid Leave Without Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday, the White House began making its case for more paid leave in the American workplace. With the Republican-controlled Congre...