Congress considers dueling parental leave policies

Posted by Emily Kubis on Mon, Aug 27, 2018 @ 06:08

What employers should know

Congress is working on a solution for paid parental leave, with options currently under consideration on both sides of the aisle.

Most recently, Sen. Marco Rubio released the “Economic Security Act for New Parents,” which would allow parents to withdraw early Social Security benefits to use after the birth or adoption of a child. Parents who took advantage of this bill would then delay the collection of those benefits in retirement

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Parental leave—what’s the industry standard?

Posted by Emily Kubis on Thu, Jul 13, 2017 @ 16:07

New survey shows state of parental leave in U.S.

A new survey from the Society of Human Resource Management shows that paid maternity leave is still not the standard in most U.S. workplaces.

Thirty percent of organizations offer paid maternity leave, the study showed, representing a slight increase from 26 percent in 2016.

Just under a quarter—24 percent—offer paid paternity leave.

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Tags: employer health benefits, employer digest, maternity leave, paternity leave, parental leave

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