Paid Leave

Your boss HAS to give you time off if your child's school is closed - the facts about parental leave at work

Parents or those responsible for children quite rightly have more rights at work than others - something that's especially important with young …

Parental Leave

This Underrated Employee Benefit Is Helping American Workers Recharge

In today’s work culture, we are always connected to our work and commitments, leading many employees to burn out at faster rates. American employees seem to think the solution to this problem is to take a sabbatical.<p>“Although sabbaticals are strongly associated with employees in academia and …

The Workplace

Your views: Is Singapore ready for unlimited paid leave?

SINGAPORE: Having the autonomy to decide how much leave to take - and when to take it - sounds like every employee's dream.<p>In reality however, some …

The Workplace

University Human Resources | Administrative Leave December 22

Pursuant to authority granted under Board of Regents policy, President Loh has designated Friday, December 22, 2017 as an Administrative Leave day …

Why every dad should take paternity leave

Photo: Courtesy of Tyler Wade<p>After wiping the vomit from my shirt and pulling up my pants from the incessant tugging for attention, I reach into the …

Parenting

House panel considers GOP proposal to preempt local paid leave laws

Human resources officials from two companies told a U.S. House of Representatives panel on Wednesday that a Republican proposal to preempt state and local paid leave laws would be a welcome relief to the costly and burdensome patchwork that employers currently face.<p>The hearing of the House …

Law

Mark Zuckerberg takes paternity leave to bond with 'our new little one'

Mark Zuckerberg is showing that even one of the most powerful executives in the world can make time for paternity leave.<p>The Facebook CEO announced on Dec. 2 that he is going on parental leave for the rest of the month. Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla, announced the birth of their second …

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg explains why he's taking leave

Social media giant offers generous parental leave benefits; US among the stingiest countries in offering paid time

Facebook

Maternity leave is like a vacation, right? A feminist comic

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News (U.S.)

Paid family leave proposal included in Senate GOP tax bill

The Senate GOP tax bill includes a provision aimed at encouraging employers to offer paid family leave to middle- and lower-income workers. Critics, including Democrats who’ve made paid leave a talking point, say it’s too limited to help much.<p>The measure by Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) stands out in a …

ObamaCare

‘I was given sack when I asked for paternity leave’

The former right-hand man of oil tycoon Ian Suttie has claimed he was sacked for asking for two weeks of paternity leave.<p>Steven Mearns was made …

Aberdeen

Domestic Violence Victims Would Receive 10 Days Paid Leave Under A Labor Government

The Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates two out of every three women who experience domestic violence are in the workforce.<p>Labor leader Bill Shorten said on Tuesday that his party would introduce the policy if it won government at the next election.<p>“We’ve listened to victims, frontline …

Bill Shorten

Taking A Sabbatical: Eight Ways To Convince Your Boss A Sabbatical Is A Good Idea

Taking a sabbatical offers more than a chance to mentally recharge or develop personal skills. Time away also helps a company identify stress points and build skills. Organizations can potentially reduce expenses, as well as gain a chance to test aspiring leaders before they move up.<p>So how do you …

Careers

20 Indisputable Reasons Why Paid Family Leave is Good For Babies, Parents, Companies and Everyone Else

By now you probably know that the U.S. is the only developed country without paid maternity leave. But what you might not know is just how much that …

Pregnancy

Thinking Of Taking A Sabbatical In Your 20s? Well, I Did & Here’s How It Really Worked Out

Right before the big promotion and the coveted bonus, I left my well paying, 'stable', and comfortable corporate job with no prospect in hand, and no …

Sabbaticals

Landmark ruling gives gay couples paid parental leave

Same-sex couples will soon be able to take paid parental leave, as part of a landmark bill in South Africa.<p>The gender-neutral legislation will give …

LGBTQ

5 Ways to Prepare Financially for Parental Leave

Expanding your family in the near future? Here's how to gear up for the financial consequences you might face.<p>Bringing a child into your family is an …

Retirement Planning

New parental leave law spells equality

South Africa will never be a truly free country until all are treated equally by the law.<p>Even then, we acknowledge, what is in the statute books can …

News (South Africa)

The eight workplace rights every mum and dad has - but may not know

Staggering new research by employment law specialists Crossland suggests four out of 10 parents had no idea about this right to parental …

Women's News

It's time to extend a version of parental leave to Members of Parliament: report

MPs say technology should be used to allow parents to stay at home with children and keep working<p>A new House of Commons report is asking the Liberal …

Parental Leave

Parental leave breakthrough: National Assembly passes bill

Same-sex couples and adoptive and surrogate parents will soon be able to take parental leave, and fathers will get at least 10 days' paternity leave.

Parental Leave

ACDP welcomes increase in days, salaries during paternity leave

CAPE TOWN - The African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) says Wednesday’s decision by Parliament to increase paternity leave and hike salaries …

Cape Town

EU court rules companies must give workers paid annual leave

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's highest court ruled on Wednesday that employers must provide paid annual leave for employees in a case that …

Judiciary

I’m A Dad Who Went On Paternity Leave, So I Decided To Document My Experience In Fun Illustrations

When I was home with my son, I just had to draw all the weird/fun situations. To vent and to remember. (You know, you get tired when in paternity …

Illustration

The Economics of Paid Parental Leave

TIn my last piece, “The Neuroscience of Paid Parental Leave,” I discussed how infants’ attachment with their parents is critically involved in brain …

Pregnancy

Millennials See Paternity Leave as a Priority

For 16 weeks this past spring and summer, Jim McMillan savored the joy of being a full-time father to his new baby, as well as to his 4-year-old son. A senior manager in the financial services audit practice at Ernst & Young’s New Orleans office, he was among the first group of dads to get nearly …

Business

Fathers could soon get paternity leave rights in South Africa

Image Credits:<p>Parliament has adopted the Labour Laws Amendment Bill with the view to regulate the right of paternal leave.<p>What is the bill looking to …

Africa

National manouevres to get paid parental leave flexibility on Parliament's agenda

1 NEWS<p>Adams is today lodging a private members bill to allow both parents to take paid leave at the same time.<p>National is putting the issue of paid …

Jacinda Ardern

Firm launches six-month fully paid parental leave for all employees

A firm has become the first in the UK to offer all new mothers and father six months of fully paid parental leave.<p>Aviva, the insurer, which employs 16,000 people in the UK, will offer all employees 26 weeks of leave at full basic pay after they have a child.<p>The rights apply to both men and women …

Pregnancy

Aviva offers equal parental leave for men and women

in London<p>Insurer Aviva is offering both men and women six months of fully paid parental leave, in a policy that trade unions have called a positive …

The City