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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

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

Great Companies for Working Parents

For employers competing for the best and brightest of today’s talent, family care benefits, like maternity leave, paternity leave and child care assistance, are no longer a “nice-to-have” work perk,...

Patrick Ball
By    Patrick Ball

'Peak Fatherhood' and Its Impact on the Workplace

Dads, as we’ve said before, are so hot right now. From big brands targeting dads as consumers to executive dads getting props for taking time off for families, like TOMS Founder and “Chief Shoe...

Patrick Ball
By    Patrick Ball

More Than Paternity Leave: 5 Awesome Ways Companies Take Care of Dads

Sir Richard Branson got a lot of love last week for announcing a new policy giving up to a year of paid parental leave to moms and dads. While maternity and paternity leave have become major...

Liz Taurasi
By    Liz Taurasi

What Maternity Leave or Paternity Leave Am I Entitled To?

This is it, you or your partner is pregnant or you are adopting a child. It’s all very exciting (and daunting!) and you want to know what your rights to maternity or paternity leave are.  You’ve got...

Avra Siegel
By    Avra Siegel

Yes, Boston, Paid Leave Would Be Good for Your Employer Brand

Boston. Austin. San Francisco. Seattle. St. Paul. Washington, DC. You’ll find them on just about every list of “best cities for Millennials,” thanks to their nightlife, housing, jobs and...

Patrick Ball
By    Patrick Ball

5 Things You Need to Know About the FAMILY Act

The push for paid family leave continues. Currently, the United States is the only industrialized nation in the world that offers no form of paid leave to new moms. The FAMILY Act – short for Family...

Patrick Ball
By    Patrick Ball

On Modern Dads and Super Bowl Ads

The Patriots are Super Bowl Champions. Tom Brady won his fourth ring and another MVP. Julian Edelman and Malcolm Butler have gone to Disney World.  But the real winner of Super Bowl Sunday might have...

Patrick Ball
By    Patrick Ball

Massachusetts Dads To Get Paternity Leave Under New Law

A new Massachusetts law will allow new fathers to take eight weeks off around the birth or adoption of a child.  The law expands the job protection afforded under two existing laws: the state’s...

Patrick Ball
By    Patrick Ball

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