Paternity leave is the time a father takes off from work after the birth or adoption of a child. In the United States, the leave is rarely paid.
Paternity leave is critical
Since 1979, Jamaican women have been enjoying paid maternity leave as provided for under the Maternity Leave Act, as long as they have been working with the same employer for at least one year.And for many years now, the idea that male employees...
A Postdoc's Guide to Paternity Leave
By Kathleen Flint Ehm, National Postdoctoral Association Amelia Linnemann, University of Wisconsin-Madison; and Cathee Johnson Phillips, National Postdoctoral Association This guide provides general information on paternity leave for postdoc fathers following the birth of a child. It is intended as a companion guide to A Postdoc's Guide to Pregnancy and Maternity Leave These are general recommendations only and may not apply to your specific situation;…
Maternity and Paternity Leave Trends
Bringing a child into the world is a joyous event, but sometimes one aspect threatens to dampen the happiness—taking time off from work. Though United States does not legally require businesses to...
Maternity / Paternity Leave? How long?
DH and I are looking over our finances. Of course, after a private newborn adoption we’re going to be flat broke and probably have a new loan from the bank to repay. So, we are really debating the benefit and need to be home for a while to bond with this newborn baby, versus the fact that we will be broke! I am planning on taking at least the 12 weeks afforded me from FMLA. In my state we get no paid leave…
Why Dads Should Take Paternity Leave |
Canadian Michael Cusden fought guilt and worry at the onset of his six-month parental leave.
Why the U.S. Needs Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave
Lagging a bit behind the rest of the world, the U.S. currently has no laws requiring paid maternity and paternity leave. Would the U.S. benefit from paid maternity and paternity leave?
How CEO dads cope with taking paternity leave
Moms aren't the only ones who have to make hard decisions about taking leave after the birth of a child. Just in time for Father’s Day, Fortune looks at how CEO dads deal with swapping the corner office for diaper duty.
Paid paternity leave should be the norm in the US
With men increasingly pushing for better work-life balance, allowing new fathers pre-planned time off doesn't just make sense for them – it benefits business, too.
Paternity leave: how Britain compares with the rest of the world
6 January 2016 • 4:05pm A new incentive was launched in Sweden this week encouraging fathers to take three months paid paternity leave. Like several European countries, Sweden has a ‘daddy quota’ of paid time off that’s allocated to couples as a unit, but only allowed to be taken by the father and therefore lost if he chooses not to take it. The new 30-day extension , which came into force on January 1, follows a successful increase to two months in 2002…
Why Don’t Men Take Paid Paternity Leave?
Why Dads Don't Take Paternity Leave
More companies, including Yahoo and Bank of America, are offering more generous paternity leave, but few fathers dare to take the full benefit, fearing a loss of status at work.
New Dads: What I Learned On Paternity Leave
New dads reflect on what they learned during paternity leave, and why it's so important.
Why paternity leave is needed to promote gender equality
To level the playing field at the office, it is essential that companies promote work–life balance and family-friendly policies for all employees.
Why men should start taking paternity leave
It can help reduce the 'motherhood penalty' and the gender pay gap, the Danish minister for equality says.
Why Women Need to Fight for Paternity Leave
Why Mark Zuckerberg's Paternity Leave Is Beneficial for All Working Dads—And Moms
The Facebook CEO’s decision to stay home for two months and take care of his newborn daughter will hopefully change outdated notions on fatherhood.
How introducing paternity leave can change women’s career opportunities
These companies believe that encouraging men to take parental leave can even out the playing field, and help get rid of the stigma that often hurts women.
See How Much Paternity Leave New Dads Get, By Country
As Virgin founder Richard Branson announces a one-year policy
How Much Paternity Leave Will Prince Harry Take? He’s Almost a Dad
What exactly does paternity leave look like for a prince?