This is a post from a member of the Freelancers Union community. If you’re interested in sharing your expertise, your story, or some advice you think will help a fellow freelancer out, feel free to send your blog post to us here. I’m a full-time freelance web designer and developer—and a momma. I have two kiddos—Quinn and Julia, ages 9 and 3. So fellow freelancers, especially ones who are expecting, ask me all the time: Did you take maternity leave? How do you handle childcare? Well, as you know, self-employment doesn’t come with maternity leave. (Although some states like New […]
I’ve been obnoxiously bragging (sorry/not sorry) about the fact that Hubs had the incredible benefit of paternity leave for this round of baby. His company graciously started providing six weeks about a year ago and I couldn’t have been more thrilled when we found out. Now that we’ve shared our time home with sweet LM3, I’m still thinking about just how lucky we were to experience the first few weeks of her life together with our whole family. I experienced really bad postpartum depression with LM1. It lasted for months. It took a long time for me to rebound. I didn’t […]
By Jacques van Wyk, Director and Yusha Davidson, Candidate Attorney The Basic Conditions of Employment Act 75 of 1997 (“BCEA”) presently entitles a female employee to at least four consecutive months of maternity leave. The BCEA does not, however, entitle an employee to paternity leave. The Labour Laws Amendment Bill (“LLA Bill”), which has been passed by Parliament and has been sent for assent by the President, amends the BCEA to provide for parental leave, adoption leave, and commissioning parental leave and the payments in connection therewith. The LLA Bill amends the BCEA to provide that an employee, who is […]
Converting the 1’s and 0’s of the tech world into a easy to comprehend language. This content was originally published here.
This content was originally published here.
In this visualisation, Susan Glass analyses data from the OECD on the number of weeks of paid maternity leave in different countries around the world. This content was originally published here.