Estée Lauder has been sued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over allegedly offering more maternity leave to women than paternity leave to men.
A few years ago, I left my job at a newspaper to stay home with my infant daughter full-time. Ten months later, I was ready—so freaking ready—to return to the workplace. So I opened up my résumé and prepared to send it off to people who might want to hire me.
Led by buzzy tech companies offering generous benefits packages, more businesses are offering some sort of parental leave for not just mothers, but fathers as well. The question is whether they’ll actually take it.
In the tech industry, paid leave is becoming a sought-after benefit for employees, and for employers like Spotify, Twitter, Etsy, Netflix, it’s become an explicit priority. But, as Rebecca Greenfield writes at Bloomberg, these policies are made feasible partly because the tech workforce is still mostly male.
In a groundbreaking move, San Francisco has passed a law requiring fully paid parental leave for a huge number of workers.
On May 1, Twitter will start offering both male and female employees 20 weeks paid parental leave. As with Etsy, Netflix and Facebook, the company seems to have realized that people who feel like their home life is in balance tend to do better at work.
Etsy continues its support of women by introducing a six-month paid parental leave policy for employees who’ve given birth or welcomed a new child through surrogacy or adoption. Don’t you love the tech companies that are shaming the rest of America’s businesses with stellar leave options?
In 2016, New York City public employees will be able to take six weeks of parental leave. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this new mandate on Tuesday, making it a terrific holiday gift.
It is heartening to see the number of paternity leave programs increase across the U.S. and, as as recent study out of the University of California Santa Barbara reports, it is having a meaningful impact. In California, where paid-family leave was sanctioned by law in 2004, fathers are 46 percent more likely to take…
Music streaming giant Spotify has just announced a new global parental leave policy that is reasonable, necessary, and makes Amazon’s recent foray into more family-friendly leave policies look like the half-baked publicity fart it almost definitely was.
Just in time for Black Friday, and after literally years of terrible press about their soul-crushing work conditions, Amazon appears to be quietly expanding their parental leave policies. A tipster who works at the company just forwarded Jezebel details of the new policy, which includes paternity leave for the first…
It looks like Netflix’s new and improved maternity leave policy was too good to be true. The entertainment network made headlines earlier this month when they announced they’d be providing employees with unlimited maternity and paternity leave during the first year of a new child’s life. Unfortunately, this only…
For most working women who want children, the ‘What’s the maternity leave like?’ conversation pops up often. Even with the Family and Maternity Leave Act in place, there’s still a short window for those without cushy jobs to bond with their babies after they’re a few weeks old. This. Is. Terrible.
Beginning in 2016, Sweden will give new fathers a third month of required paid parental leave. The country already has one of the most generous parental leave policies, it currently allows parents to take 16 months of government-paid time off to care for newborns that must be split between both parents. The law…
If you’re in the U.K. and are hiding your pregnancy to get a new job, you’ve got the right idea. A new survey says that one-third of managers would employ a man in his 20s or 30s over a woman the same age for fear they will take maternity leave. OMG babies, they ruin everything, don’t they?
MSNBC host Chris Hayes is currently on paternity leave with his wife and infant son. But that hasn't stopped him from weighing in on broadcasters/dipshits Mike Francesa and Boomer Esiason's comments on how paternity leave is mostly unnecessary. And thank goodness.
Former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason has apologized for comments he made on his radio show while discussing the very short paternity leave taken by Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy. (Esiason claimed that if he were in the baseball player's shoes, "I would have said 'C-section before the season starts, I need to be…
Mike Francesa, a sports radio host on WFAN, is very upset that Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy missed two games this week due to paternity leave. So upset, in fact, that he went on a twenty-minute tirade, calling a ten-day paternity leave a gimmick and "a scam and a half."
Over at The Atlantic this week, there is a daily discussion of paternity leave and a father's role in the home.
On Sunday, Tom Stocky, a manager at Facebook, wrote a post on his um, Facebook about his experience taking paternity leave at a company that actually allows its employees to take a respectable paternity leave. The result is a totally unsurprising look at the ways that men are discouraged by those around them from…