MINNEAPOLIS — General Mills announced a new extended benefits plan for its employees and it includes up to 20 weeks of paid maternity leave. The company said, beginning in 2019, it is increasing fully paid time off for new birth mothers to 18-20 weeks. This content was originally published here.
The new dad of two is sending an important message to policy-makers with his own actions. This content was originally published here.
Sa ilalim ng panukala, magiging 105 days na ang bilang ng mga maaraw na maaaring lumiban sa trabaho nang may suweldo ang isang babaeng kakapanganak lang. This content was originally published here.
Radio personality and compere, AJ sarpong has re-ignited the debate on the duration of maternity leave in Ghana. AJ has challenged Ghana’s Labour Act which allows female workers 12 weeks (84 days) of maternity leave with full pay, saying the duration is not enough. The Citi FM/Citi TV host who spoke to Ameyaw TV on the red carpet of the 2019 Glitz Africa SHE Summit over the weekend, noted the struggles with which working mothers who rush back to work after just three months of childbirth endure when they can work from the comfort of their homes when given more […]
It was Astrid Tuminez’s second day on the job as president of Utah Valley University when an employee brought up the institution’s maternity leave policy. Tuminez, who officially took the helm as UVU president in September, was finishing up virtually interacting with employees with a question and answer session when the topic came up. A handful of months later, a new maternity leave policy granting six weeks of paid leave to eligible employees became a reality. “I think it is the right thing to do as an appreciation of what our women bring to the table,” Tuminez said. It’s an […]
The British monarchy isn’t exactly known as a beacon of modernity, but in at least one respect the venerable institution is leading the way into 21st century life. Prince Harry, who is expecting his first baby with his wife Meghan Markle in the coming weeks, just announced he’ll be asking the queen for two weeks paternity leave. That’s joyful news for the young family, of course. Studies show dads who take time off to spend time with their newborns end up being more involved fathers with happier, less stressed partners and smarter, healthier kids. But the benefits of paternity leave […]
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Throughout your pregnancy you’ll want to prepare for when the baby is born, including how long you should take off of work for maternity leave. It’s well known that the U.S. doesn’t have the most enjoyable benefits for new mothers. In fact, the U.S. offers new moms no paid time off and around just 12 weeks of protected leave. Compare those numbers to countries such as Estonia that offer 108 weeks of paid leave and 180 weeks of protected leave, giving moms plenty of time off to bond with their children and adjust to motherhood. This often leaves it up to the father return […]
VIRGINIA BEACH When a full-time city employee gave birth to her son last year, she used two weeks of vacation she had saved up to care for him. But to spend more time at home with him, she could only afford to take off four additional weeks without pay. So she came back to work six weeks after a cesarean section. “As a new mother taking care of an infant, you’re still sore and completely drained. But you’re expected to just bounce back,” said the woman, who asked that her name not be used. “It’s absurd.” If her baby had been […]
New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth to a baby girl on Thursday, and will be the first elected world leader to take maternity leave. This content was originally published here.