Maternity Leave

Why More Women Should Consider Charity Trusteeship

I was first empowered by trusteeship at the age of 23, working with some very experienced women and men who believed in me and welcomed my …

Parental Leave

When Do You Have To Tell Your Boss You're Pregnant? Everything You Need To Know About Your Rights

Despite ongoing wage and opportunity disparities, women today have a stronger presence in the workforce than ever before. Yet unfortunately, many …

Jewish Culture

Mum skills: challenging the motherhood penalty

Mothers can be dismissed by employers because of gaps in their CVs. Now, a campaign gives mums a way to proudly list maternity leave as a full-time …

Good News

Hero Mom Uses Maternity Leave to Travel the World with Newborn and 3-Year-Old

Most working moms with young children aren't thinking about traveling the world—especially after just giving birth. But that is just what Karen …

Babies

Mum Uses Maternity Leave To Travel The World For The Second Time, With Partner, Newborn And Toddler

'This time is different, especially with three-year-old Esmé.'<p>A mum is using her maternity leave to travel the world with her family for the second …

Pregnancy

How the new Canadian parental benefits measure up to other countries

Starting next month, some workers will have the option to stretch out their paid leave benefits over 18 months.<p>Bringing home a bouncing new baby …

Pregnancy

6 Countries That Are Expanding Their Already-Generous Parental Leave Policies in 2018

While we're here applauding New York's maternity leave policy, which will give new parents eight partially paid weeks off starting in 2018, the rest …

Lifestyle

1 Mum Is Using Maternity Leave to Travel the World With Her Family, and OMG #Goals

Traveling with a newborn baby may seem like a living nightmare to some, but that's not stopping Karen Edwards from checking a few destinations off …

Parental Leave

7 of the best job perks at South Africa’s top companies

In October, the Top Employers Institute released its updated list of certified top employers in South Africa, adding 15 new companies to the list of …

The Workplace

Woman uses year of maternity leave to travel the world with family

A London woman is using her maternity leave for her second child to travel the world with her family.<p>Karen Edwards, 33, is traveling through the …

Pregnancy

Tips for Job Searching While You’re Pregnant

Being pregnant can be hard. Job searching can be, too. Combining the two makes for a uniquely challenging task. A pregnant job hunter may wonder if …

Employment

Amendment to the Maternity Act as a Tool of Gender Diversity

The government will have to work out distribution of financial burden on the employer, to ensure the mandatory nature of the amendment is met.<p>India’s …

Women's News

Malaysia's Giving Working Moms a Better Maternity Deal Than U.S.

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak laid out his economic plans for next year in what he called the “mother of all budgets.” It could’ve easily been …

Najib Razak

£55k payout for breastfeeding Northern Ireland prison officer driven to brink of suicide by bullying

A former Northern Ireland prison officer has revealed how colleagues "made her life hell" as a breastfeeding mum when she returned to work after …

News (Ireland)

The pros and cons of working in Switzerland

<b>Pro: Salaries are high</b><p>There is no federal minimum wage in Switzerland – the Swiss rejected the idea in 2014 – though several cantons have mulled it …

OECD

PH urged to make maternity leave longer, at par with ASEAN neighbors

MANILA- Several women's groups are calling upon the Philippine government to make the country's maternity leave law at par with its Southeast Asian …

Philippines

Travel-blogging parents use maternity leave to see the world with their family

In 2014, ten weeks after having their first child, Karen Edwards and Shaun Bayes decided to make the most of maternity leave, packing up their belongings, renting out their London home and hitting the road for an adventure that took them across New Zealand and South East Asia, all with newborn …

Family

New York Maternity Leave: Everything Expectant Parents Need to Know About the 2018 Law

If you’re about to be a new mom and you live in New York State, we have great news: Starting in 2018, when you take maternity leave, you’ll be …

Lifestyle

72andSunny and VML first agencies to become 3% Certified

The 3% Conference has revealed that 72andSunny and VML are the first two agencies to have become 3% Certified.<p>According to the 3% Conference, the two …

Diversity

One way to boost Canada’s GDP: true gender equality

Promoting gender equality in the work force is simply good business. According to a report from the McKinsey Global Institute, a private-sector think tank, closing the gender gap in Canada could boost our GDP growth by $150-billion over the next decade.<p>Canada is a leader in women's equality, ranked …

Gender

The losers in populist rivalry

<i>By LIM SUE GOAN<br>Sin Chew Daily</i><p>From the approval to construct ten new Chinese primary schools and relocate six others, to the Malaysian Indian …

Pakatan Harapan

Mothers hold Cardiff march for better employment rights

<b>Mothers have taken part in a Cardiff march calling for better employment rights.</b><p>The event took place along Queen Street, Cardiff, on Tuesday afternoon as part of the nationwide "March of the Mummies" campaign.<p>It was organised by "Pregnant Then Screwed", with the march led by the assembly's first …

News (Wales)

8 Ways to Help A Pregnant Teaching Friend

Teaching while pregnant is a constant thrill ride of nausea, exhaustion, and stress. You worry that the baby will sit on your bladder during third …

Pregnancy

This is the latest company to step up its maternity leave game — with 20 weeks of paid leave

The tech giant follows companies like Facebook, Netflix, American Express and Etsy<p>IBM is the latest tech giant to boost its parental leave …

Money

The CEO of Kronos on Launching an Unlimited Vacation Policy

Matt Kalinowski<p>When I joined Kronos as one of its first employees, straight out of college in 1979, the company gave new employees two weeks of paid vacation. Every year you stayed at the company, you earned an additional day, up to a certain level. That was how most companies handled vacation …

The Workplace

IBM Is Giving Its New Moms and Dads Even More Perks

IBM on Wednesday is increasing its existing parental leave and introducing a policy that reimburses employees for surrogacy expenses for the first …

Parental Leave

IBM now offers more than 4 months paid maternity leave

Parental leave benefits is a great way to attract and retain employees. That’s partly why IBM is extending its maternity leave from 14 weeks of paid time off to up to 20 weeks of paid time off. That 20 weeks includes eight weeks of short-term disability because having a baby seems to qualify as a …

Pregnancy

I was promoted while on maternity leave – this shouldn't be exceptional

Two days before I gave birth to my first child, I was promoted. She was 13 days past her due date and for a while there, I thought the two events may …

Great Barrier Reef

Maternity leave isn't a holiday, but it can still be fun

I read a lot of things when I was preparing to go on a long break from my job to have my first baby.<p>All of them warned that life would be different …

Pregnancy

Liam Payne and Simon Cowell want Cheryl to ditch maternity leave and ‘get back to work’

Liam Payne and Simon Cowell are apparently both pretty keen for Cheryl to get back out there and bring home the bacon.<p>Cheryl is currently enjoying …

Liam Payne