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Paternity Leave

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 01.28.2016 | Politics

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

Mark Zuckerberg Made A LOT Of Money During His Paternity Leave

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 01.28.2016 | Technology

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 leav...

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

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 01.25.2016 | Technology

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

How We Can Conquer Stress in the Workplace

Terry O'Neill | Posted 01.25.2016 | Women
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?

Strive For Work-Life Blend, Not Balance

Michael Coates | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Michael Coates

While making sure to give time for yourself and family is the right motivation behind the division, this strict differentiation between "work" and "life" wrongly treats them as separate entities.

I Took Control Of My Biological Clock At Age 30

Aidan Madigan-Curtis | Posted 01.11.2016 | Women
Aidan Madigan-Curtis

Having the freedom to kick the proverbial can down the road is a freedom Nature doesn't afford women. If I'm the right age to cryopreserve and so many people I know say they want it, why am I the only woman I know with a box full of drugs in her living room?

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 Hamp...

Why 2015 Was a Banner Year for Working Parents

Tom Spiggle | Posted 12.21.2015 | Parents
Tom Spiggle

This year showed profound changes in the laws that impact those with caregiving responsibilities -- from legal judgements to changing social attitudes. It was a notable year for working parents.

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 progress...

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

Kara Lawler | Posted 12.14.2015 | 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.

eBay More Than Doubles Paid Leave For Moms, Citing Basic Reality

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 12.07.2015 | Business

If you're working for a tech company that hasn't improved its maternity and paternity leave benefits this year, perhaps it's time to call up human re...

The Zuckerberg Effect: Why Company Culture Matters For Dads

Tom Spiggle | Posted 12.07.2015 | Business
Tom Spiggle

I have seen first-hand how paternity leave policies can be undermined by supervisors who don't value fatherhood. The law is clear: Many new fathers have a right to unpaid leave.

How Millennials Are Redefining Success

Brad Harrington | Posted 12.03.2015 | Business
Brad Harrington

Millennials are ambitious, and are willing to work for success. Career growth opportunities are rated at the very top of criteria for the selection of an employer.

A Lot Of Americans Support Paternity Leave. Companies Are Catching On.

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 12.02.2015 | Business

The U.S. is catching on to the idea that fathers might want some time off to bond with a new baby.  Nearly half of Americans think companies sho...

Parental Leave Revolution Moves From Tech To Banking

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 12.01.2015 | Business

As tech companies like Facebook, Netflix and Spotify up the ante on parental leave benefits, they're putting pressure on the staid world of banking t...

Why Mark Zuckerberg's Paternity Leave Is A Win For Women

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business

Hoodie-wearing Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg announced recently that he’ll take time off -- two whole months! -- after h...

Mark Zuckerberg Will Take Two Months Of Paternity Leave

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 11.20.2015 | Technology

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Friday that he will take two months of paternity leave after his wife, Priscilla Chan, gives birth...

Spotify's New Parental Leave Policy Is Pretty Amazing

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 01.04.2016 | Business

NEW YORK -- Citing its home base of Sweden, which has extremely generous maternity and paternity leave, Spotify just announced it would offer six mont...

The Trouble With Parental Leave

Robin Hardman | Posted 11.11.2015 | Business
Robin Hardman

Companies (and governments) can't go very far down the path of implementing or legislating paternity leave without coming face to face with the question-- what exactly is the purpose of paternity leave? And once this question is asked, the larger question arises: what is the purpose of any kind of parental leave?

Paul Ryan Gives His Staff Paid Family Leave. No, He Doesn't Want It Guaranteed For You.

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 10.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), who said he would not run for speaker of the House if it would require him to give up his family time, offers ...

Changing the Conversation: Working Dads Prioritizing Family

Jennifer Sabatini Fraone | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics
Jennifer Sabatini Fraone

This conversation about paternal leave must continue so that not only men in leading companies, prominent government positions, and major-league ballplayers can feel empowered to speak out about their family roles.

Supporting the Transition to New Parenthood: The Working Parents Support Coalition

Luciana Nunez | Posted 10.22.2015 | Business
Luciana Nunez

My wish is that 10 years from now we will be in a very different place, and that what seems like a fantasy for today's new parents simply becomes the new normal.

Sorry, New Moms and Dads: Rubio's Paid Leave Plan Wouldn't Do Much

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio on Friday hailed the importance of paid family and medical leave. Then he offered a proposal that would...

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 leav...