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Check out the latest paid leave news from across the country.

How gay dads manage without paid paternity leave

Unlike many parents, [Brent Wright] and his spouse faced some unique challenges. Because both are men, neither parent had access to a paid maternity leave policy. Because they adopted, their time away from the office began with travel to a nearby city to meet the birth mother.

Workers in the Triangle say paid parental leave needed. A bill in Congress could help.

[Sen. Kirsten] Gillibrand has introduced the [FAMILY Act] twice before, but supporters are hopeful that this time will be different because support for paid leave appears to be growing.

A Movement Grows Across the Country for Paid Family Leave

When filmmaker Ky Dickens learned she was about to become a mother, her doctor advised her that she would need at least 12 weeks of maternity leave to heal after giving birth to her daughter.

The Economics of Paid Family Leave

Washington’s [state Senator Joe] Fain said when the Legislature looked at who had access to paid leave in the state and who did not, and which employers were able to offer the benefit and which were not, it was a “stark picture.”

It’s Evident That Paid Family Leave Has Bipartisan Agreement

With a wide gap between the have’s and have-nots, conservatives and liberals agree that expanding paid family leave to all is crucial to the workplace.

In America, Parental Leave Is Still A Class Issue

With America being one of only four countries without guaranteed paid leave, many are left vulnerable to their employer’s leave policy. If you’re a part-time or retail worker, that’s likely to be less than generous—if it exists at all.

Harvard researchers say this is the ideal parental leave policy

If corporations want Millennials to apply for and stay in jobs while having kids, an ideal leave policy would grant parental leave to all employees welcoming a child.

Bringing parental leave benefits to more workers

If they work for a company with fewer than 50 workers, their bosses are under no obligation to continue to pay their health care benefits during their absence or give them their jobs back when they return.

Mark Zuckerberg can take paid leave when his child is born, but most fathers can’t

Glacially, at a pace slower than the melting of the ice caps, we are moving toward an acceptance that fathers deserve to spend precious time with their newborn children.

The MLB Is Slowly Making Paternity Leave a Big League Conversation

“Here’s a very American masculine institution of baseball that is communicating that babies are men’s work as well as women’s work, and we need to support them becoming a father,” says Claire M. Kamp Dush, an associate professor of family science at The Ohio State University.

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