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Call Yourself A Feminist? Prove It By Taking Your Paternity Leave

Call Yourself A Feminist? Prove It By Taking Your Paternity Leave

Author: Brian Stout / Source: Fatherly In the daily torrent of news about the fight for gender equity (ahem, #GoogleMemo), one policy has been increasingly thrust into the limelight: paternity leave. From the uproar over the initial Trump plan that excluded fathers, to frequent news reports of evolving corporate practice — even in traditional bastions like big law firms — more people […]

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Extend paid parental leave for those with multiple births or premature babies, urges MP

Extend paid parental leave for those with multiple births or premature babies, urges MP

Author: Kok Xing Hui / Source: The Straits Times Nee Soon GRC MP Louis Ng feeding his twin daughters, Poppy (left) and Katie, who were born 10 weeks premature in February. Even now, he says, he is back in hospital “every other week” as the girls have to see a host of specialists. Ms Emily Chung, 40, has hit the twins jackpot, […]

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How to Inform Your Boss About Your Paternity Leave When Your Boss Sucks

How to Inform Your Boss About Your Paternity Leave When Your Boss Sucks

Author: Chase Scheinbaum / Source: Fatherly Even if your company offers paternity leave (which would put you in the minority) and you’ve decided to actually take it (which would make you a bearded unicorn) that doesn’t mean that announcing it will always be as easy as shouting: “Stepping out for lunch, Dan! Want a turkey club?” Some bosses are not great people […]

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What’s Parental Leave’s Biggest Benefit? Building Confident Fathers

What’s Parental Leave’s Biggest Benefit? Building Confident Fathers

Author: Chase Scheinbaum / Source: Fatherly The state of parental leave in the U.S. is dismal. This, we know. And, often, that conversation can become a bit of a downer. If you’d prefer to talk about paternity leave from an empirical perspective, rather than an abstractly depressing one, then you will relish the work of Brad Harrington, director of Boston College’s Center […]

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Will the Future of Parental Leave Include Grandparents?

Will the Future of Parental Leave Include Grandparents?

Author: Blake Harper / Source: Fatherly While America is still fighting the battle to make parental leave accessible for everyone, one country in Europe is moving on to grandparents. DNA, a teleoperator in Finland, is trying out a system of paid leave for any employee who becomes a grandparent and a woman named Maarit Jakobsson was the first employee to take advantage […]

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New York’s New Family Leave is a Huge Win for All Caregivers

New York’s New Family Leave is a Huge Win for All Caregivers

Author: Blake Harper / Source: Fatherly The state of New York has announced its new family leave program, which will allow employees to take necessary family leave without having to worry about losing their job or not getting paid. Thanks to these new regulations, up to 750,000 new parents and caregivers could have the ability to provide the essential care for their […]

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