Potential Perils Of Employer Parental Leave Policies

Law360, New York (September 14, 2017, 11:59 AM EDT) -- For more than 20 years, the Family and Medical Leave Act has provided eligible employees up to 12 workweeks of job-protected leave for the birth or placement through adoption or foster care of a child, and for the care of the child. FMLA leave, however, is unpaid and does not cover all employees.

Trends in Parental Benefit Policies

In recent years, more and more private companies have been adopting parental benefit policies, which provide benefits to employees to bond with and care for their children and to ease the transition back to work. Employers enact these policies to close the gap...

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