Paid Parental Leave
Have you taken time off from work for parenting? How much time? How did your employer feel about it? When compared with other industrialized nations, the United States’ mandated paid leave policy looks…kind of strict. But our laws and policies are changing, and that can mean a lot for working moms and dads. Our latest blog post investigates.
In the US, 13% of the private sector workforce work for companies that offer paid parental leave. 60% of the US workforce is covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act, which allows employees of companies with more than 50 employees to take a protected, unpaid leave of up to 12 weeks. Even with this law in place, many women complain about being passed up for promotions or facing other discrimination for taking maternal leave.