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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...

The Dismal State Of Parental Leave In The U.S. Made Clear In One Chart

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 01.14.2015 | Parents

Working parents in the U.S. are faced with a difficult reality from the moment their babies are born: There's no mandated paid parental leave. As ...

What I Want U.S. Companies to Know About Maternity Leave

Emily Crocker Skyrm | Posted 01.15.2015 | Parents
Emily Crocker Skyrm

There are some high-level executives, business owners and heads of HR out there who just don't get it. They don't get the life cycle of a new mother and they don't get that the way things are going now in the world of maternity leave is costing businesses money and resources.

To Promote Women's Leadership, Don't Forget the Benefits Gap

Emily Baxter | Posted 02.15.2015 | Parents
Emily Baxter

Changing work culture, especially for high-earning women, means recognizing the value of caregiving and work-life balance. For women in hourly, low-wage work, it means changing cultures that see them as replaceable and also irresponsible when caregiving clashes with unpredictable schedules.

Iran Cares More About New Mothers Than the United States

Kurt A. Gardinier | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics
Kurt A. Gardinier

The United States is the only developed country in the world without paid maternity leave. The only one.

Dear Working Father

Reem Kassis | Posted 02.10.2015 | Parents
Reem Kassis

Your identity changed, your responsibilities increased, you were no longer the most important person to your partner and your needs and feelings took a back seat. You and your life were entirely changed, yet all this was overlooked.

How Canada's 'Generous' Parental Leave Policy Is Benefitting Real Families

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 12.05.2014 | Parents

While the United States is one of the few countries without a guaranteed parental leave policy, parents residing on the other side of its northernmost...

How Germany's Parental Leave Policies Are Revamping Parenting Culture

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.12.2014 | Parents

Elected officials in Germany are aiming to raise the birthrate in their country, so they're implementing progressive parental leave policies and chang...

American Business Should Take the Lead on Paid Parental Leave

David Hanrahan | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business
David Hanrahan

The state of parental leave in the U.S. sucks. As these charts show, 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.

Company Challenges Others To Offer Generous Parental Leave Policies

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents

On Monday, social change platform Change.org announced a parental leave policy for its employees that will offer all parents -- dads, moms, biological...

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.

Men Don't Have It All

Rebecca Fishman Lipsey | Posted 11.29.2014 | Women
Rebecca Fishman Lipsey

It's time to change the conversation about gender equality. While at first blush, men seem to benefit from many privileges at work, the truth is, they pay a heavy price. As we barrage women with questions about whether or not they "have it all," we silently assert that men do. And they don't.

16 Dads, 16 Different Paternity Leaves

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 10.14.2014 | Parents
Scott Behson, PhD

I asked a group of fathers to share the stories of their paternity leaves (or lack thereof). A few had very supportive employers with generous policies, some had nightmare situations that led to them find employment elsewhere, and most were unsupported and left to rely on their accumulated time off.

Why Some Wonkish New Parental Leave Rules Gladden My Heart

Robin Hardman | Posted 09.29.2014 | Parents
Robin Hardman

for those who believe that parental leave, for every sex, is good for everyone, it's not yet time to break out the champagne.

4 Ways My 'Paternity Leave' Shaped Me As A Father And Strengthened My Family

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 09.28.2014 | Parents
Scott Behson, PhD

My paternity leave fundamentally shaped me as a person, parent and spouse, and I believe it contributed to the strength and resiliency of my family. I wish all fathers and families had the same opportunity.

Here's Why Family Leave Is A Huge Deal For New Parents

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents

The average age at which working Americans now expect to retire is 66. Assuming many of them start working in their late teens or early 20s, that mean...

EEOC: Parity for Maternity and Paternity Leave

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
Scott Behson, PhD

The EEOC issued its new guidance on parental leave today. In it, they lay the basis for parity between company-offered maternity and paternity leave. ...

Here Are The Worst States For Working Parents

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.08.2014 | Parents

What do Arizona, Michigan, and Georgia have in common? A grim situation for working parents. Following up on its 2005 and 2012 reports, The Nationa...

Work, Family and the White House

Brad Harrington | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
Brad Harrington

Over the past several weeks, the Boston College Center for Work & Family has had the privilege of participating in two events sponsored by the White H...

Labor Secretary Thomas Perez Advocates For Paid Family Leave

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

The United States is one of only four countries without paid family leave, and Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez wants to change that. In an intervie...

Sam Stein

White House Reveals Family Leave Policy

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last week, the Obama administration hosted a forum on working fathers intended to spotlight the need for family friendly policies at wor...

A Milestone For America's Dads

Dana H. Glazer | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Dana H. Glazer

There are a few days that I think of as high points in my life and being invited to play a clip of my documentary, The Evolution of Dad, at the White House Working Dads Summit on Monday certainly stands among them.