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5 Parental Leave Trends You Need to Know About

You already know about the so-called “arms race” in which companies are upping the ante on parental leave plans and other family-friendly benefits in an effort to recruit and retain today’s top...

Patrick Ball
By    Patrick Ball

Seth Meyers' 5 Best Lines on Paid Leave in the US

Add “Late Night” host Seth Meyers to the list of celebrities speaking out about the lack of paid leave for American parents. Following New York state’s approval of a progressive statewide family...

Patrick Ball
By    Patrick Ball

US Women’s Soccer Champions Equal Pay

From soccer champions championing a new cause to a sweeping paid leave policy approved in the Empire State, here’s a quick look at some of the work-life news we’ve been following this week … and will...

Patrick Ball
By    Patrick Ball

Etsy’s Gender-Blind Parental Leave Plan, an MLB Player Retires Because #FamilyFirst

Happy Friday! ‘Twas quite a week for news on the work-life and work-family fronts.   First, online retailer Etsy made headlines for its parental leave expansion, which will allow new moms and dads at...

Patrick Ball
By    Patrick Ball

4 Times Superstore’s ‘Labor’ Episode Felt All Too Real

For many, the US's status as one of two countries in the world without paid parental leave for moms can feel like a punchline. Well, NBC's "Superstore" made it just that recently, when the sitcom's...

The Zuckerberg Effect: 2016 Should Be a Breakthrough Year for Paternity Leave in the US

To use a sports metaphor, we could say paternity leave is driving into the opponent’s territory – past the 50 yard line, and not yet to the Red Zone, but heading toward paydirt and picking up steam....

Patrick Ball
By    Patrick Ball

Topics:   Dads at Work, Paid Leave

Top 15 Posts from 2015 on the Workplace Solutions Blog

All in all, 2015 was a pretty good year on the working families and work-life fronts .Companies expanding their paid parental leave plans dominated the summer news cycle, and prior to that US Sen....

Patrick Ball
By    Patrick Ball

What are the Flying Nannies of Wall Street?

Flying nannies makes for a fantastic headline, doesn’t it? When the private equity firm KKR announced it would allow employees to bring babies and caregivers on business trips, Bloomberg’s headline...

Patrick Ball
By    Patrick Ball

Could Papua New Guinea Mandate Paid Leave Before the US?

Like many of you, I was deeply moved last week by the story of a young family in New York City whose precious baby boy died the first day outside of his mother’s care. This story – about Karl, an...

7 Companies with Innovative Parental Leave Policies

At times this year, it felt like companies were trying to one-up each other, offering more and more generous parental leave policies. The announcements rolled in one after another this summer,...

Patrick Ball
By    Patrick Ball

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