Posts tagged " maternity leave "

Puppy parental leave is a real thing and I can’t even

February 21st, 2017 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Michelle Stein posted in Mom Stories A brewery that recently opened its doors in Columbus, Ohio, has become the first company in the U.S. to offer paid parental leave — for dog parents, that is. BrewDog, which is based in Scotland, announced its new policy last week. “Yes, having dogs in our offices makes everyone else… Read more »

You won’t believe this lawmaker’s advice to pregnant workers

February 13th, 2017 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Michelle Stein posted in Mom Stories A South Dakota lawmaker has some interesting advice for workers who aren’t offered pregnancy-related accommodations on the job: “It’s not prison. You can quit.” Oh yes, he did. Rep. Wayne H. Steinhauer was among a group of  lawmakers who voted last week to shelve a bill (HB1120,) which would have… Read more »

You won’t believe this blatant pregnancy discrimination

September 26th, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Michelle Stein posted in Mom Stories You’d think by 2016, blatant pregnancy discrimination in the workplace would be a thing of the past,  right? Wrong. A California business is facing charges for pregnancy discrimination after it refused to give women returning from maternity leave their jobs back. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has… Read more »

Should people without children be given “meternity leave?”

April 29th, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Stacy-Ann Gooden posted in Mom Stories The United States is the only developed country that doesn’t require paid maternity leave, which has led to controversy regarding paid time off postpartum. But now one woman is taking it a step further suggesting that people without children should have the option for a “meternity leave.” Author… Read more »

Lawmakers in New York pass amazing new family leave policy

April 4th, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Michelle Stein posted in Mom Stories The timing might have left many people wondering, but a new policy passed by New York lawmakers is no April Fools’ joke. On March 31, the New York State Legislature finalized a budget agreement that happens to include an awesome new family leave policy. Under this policy, most employees… Read more »

Wow! Etsy now offers 26 weeks of paid parental leave

March 17th, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Michelle Stein posted in Mom Stories Another big tech company has joined the generous parental leave policy club! On Tuesday, Etsy announced that any employee who becomes a parent will have 26 weeks of paid time off work, effective in April. One of the cool aspects about this new policy is it includes new… Read more »