New England's Bernstein Shur Updates Parental Leave Policy

Law360 (May 22, 2018, 7:46 PM EDT) -- New England-based law firm Bernstein Shur Sawyer & Nelson PA said Tuesday it has implemented a new parental leave policy that allows 16 weeks of paid leave for attorneys regardless of their gender, making no distinction between primary and secondary caregivers.

Under the policy, which went into effect on Monday, employees of the firm are provided equal benefits regardless of if the child is the result of birth, adoption or foster care placement. The firm’s board of directors unanimously approved the policy after fielding comments from all associates and interested parties. The policy affords a total of 80 business days any...

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