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Paternity Leave And 'The Dumbest Sports Controversy Of The Year'

Paternity Leave And 'The Dumbest Sports Controversy Of The Year'

New York Mets work-life flap in broader context

Daniel Murphy's decision to take paternal leave and miss two games of the NY Mets baseball season has blown up into the year's "dumbest sports controversy." Read More »

FMLA 20 Years Later: Paid Maternity Leave Now A Rare Benefit

FMLA 20 Years Later: Paid Maternity Leave Now A Rare Benefit

When Bill Clinton signed the Federal Medical Leave Act into law in 1993, it was hailed as a triumph for women and families. The FMLA permitted most workers to take three months of unpaid leave when seriously ill, or to care for a baby or sick relative. But 20 years later, optimism has been replaced with... Read More »

Is A Long Paternity Leave A Good Idea?

Is A Long Paternity Leave A Good Idea?

In the U.K., there's a proposal afoot to allow either parent to get a parental allowance for most of the first year of a child's life. Currently, (if I'm reading the U.K.'s literature right) mothers get the first 6 weeks at 90 percent pay, and then can take the next 33 weeks at a state allowance (that's the... Read More »

A Boss Speaks: It's Time For A Paid Family Leave Law

A Boss Speaks: It's Time For A Paid Family Leave Law

So what is the real reason more women aren't running big businesses? In their unguarded moments, some male execs and business owners may tell you: It's because they have babies. Sure, women are talented and driven, but these men will say: When women have babies, they take time out of the workforce which is... Read More »

Employers Reduce Flexibility Offered To Working Parents, Study Finds

Employers Reduce Flexibility Offered To Working Parents, Study Finds

A major study shows that companies are cutting voluntary parental leave which provides the flexibility that they sometimes need to manage major life changes. Read More »

Swedish Dads Swap Work For Child Care

Swedish Dads Swap Work For Child Care

By Louise Nordstrom STOCKHOLM (AP) -- One of Henrik Holgersson's friends laughed in his face when he told him he was going to spend the better part of 2011 as a stay-at-home dad. "What kind of a man are you?" the friend asked Holgersson, who works for an event management company. But just about everyone... Read More »

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