When Australia passed a parental leave law in 2010, it left the U.S. as the only industrialized nation not to mandate paid leave for mothers of newborns. Most of the rest of the world has paid maternity leave policies, too; Lesotho, Swaziland and Papua New Guinea are the only other countries that do not.
It's no secret parental leave in the U.S. sucks. After welcoming a child, new parents -- if they meet certain criteria -- are eligible for up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave through the Family and Medical Leave Act. But that's not enough. Not even close. For some women, leaving their jobs to be a stay-at-home mom was part of the plan all along. But because new moms aren't guaranteed adequate, paid time to recover from childbirth, bond with their new children, and get us...
Working parents in the U. are faced with a difficult reality from the moment their babies are born: There's no mandated paid parental leave. As of now, mothers can take 12 weeks of unpaid maternity leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act -.
The CEO of a massive Christian-owned craft store had a surprising response when asked about maternity leave
Last month, David Green, the CEO of the craft retailer Hobby Lobby, came to Business Insider’s office to promote a book called "Giving it All Away," in which he writes at length about generosity in business and in life. When we asked him whether Hobby Lobby offers parental leave, he was stumped. "I don’t think so," Green said. "We offer a lot of things."
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