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Tampa mayor announces paid family leave for full-time employees

“Attracting and retaining the most talented workforce does not solely lie in downtown amenities and adding jobs, it also requires providing a twenty-first-century workforce for twenty-first century families,” said Mayor Bob Buckhorn.

Etsy Just Reported the First Results of Its Gender-Neutral Parental Leave - Fortune

Giving those employees a promotion despite taking parental leave is a nod to Etsy, especially because a 2013 study by Childbirth Connection found that 22% of mothers surveyed for the study were were concerned about the consequences at work for taking leave, such as lower pay, worse assignments or fewer opportunities for promotion.

Duke Energy to provide paid parental leave

“Paid parental leave will give Duke Energy employees important quality time to bond with their new children without the financial pressure of having to immediately return to work. That’s good for our employees and their children,” Melissa Anderson, Duke Energy executive vice president and chief human resources officer, said in a statement.

7 Questions for President Trump on His Controversial Paid Family Leave Plan

Paid family leave was one of the few policy areas where Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton agreed during the campaign, so there’s a good chance that Congress will consider paid family leave proposals under President Trump. Here are seven questions everyone should be asking.

Large companies, including many with Omaha operations, expand their paid family leave policies

For some expectant parents, 2016 was a banner year and December a flag-waver: More than two dozen large employers announced that they would bolster their paid family leave benefits.

Here's How Working Women Can Advocate For Themselves During Trump's Presidency

There are concrete ways women (and their allies) can advocate for themselves at work, in spite of resistance -- and even hostility -- from on high.

‘I Wasn’t There To Help’: Dad With Newborn Struggles With Lack Of Leave

Mike Cruse is the father of a new baby. His daughter Olivia was born in July. But like most fathers in the U.S., he doesn’t get paid parental leave.

D.C. Council votes for expansive paid family and medical leave for private-sector workers.

The D.C. Council gave final approval to a plan that will provide private-sector workers some of the nation’s most generous family and medical leave benefits, fighting off a last-minute revolt by the city’s business establishment and Mayor Muriel E. Bowser.

Family-centered Utah needs paid parental leave

Utah is a state that emphasizes strengthening families. However, our current treatment of working mothers does not reflect this community value.

Paid family & medical leave: A support for small businesses and working Vermonters

My name is Cecile Johnston, and I am the owner of Jumping Raindrops Sewing and Design in Montpelier. I'm writing to address the importance of a statewide family and medical leave insurance program and shine a light on the very real implications such a program would have for families throughout the state of Vermont.

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