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Back to School, Back to Work – Parental and Family Rights in the Workplace

Posted in Discrimination, Employee Leave Management, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Family Medical Leave Act, Paid Sick Leave, Parental Leave, Workplace Policies
The end of August marks the beginning of the yearly “back to school” ritual.  Working parents in particular are hoping for a smooth transition, as this is also the time of year when vacations end and workloads tend to pick up.  But as those of us with children know, balancing work and family responsibilities can… Continue Reading

Preparing for New York Paid Family Leave: Fast Facts and Best Practices for Empire State Employers

Posted in Family Medical Leave Act, Paid Sick Leave, Parental Leave
Overview While the U.S. is the only industrialized nation that does not require paid family and medical leave, New York’s incoming Paid Family Leave Program (“PFL”) will guarantee paid leave for nearly all private sector employees, joining programs in California, New Jersey, and Rhode Island.… Continue Reading

NEW NETFLIX ORIGINAL: “UNLIMITED” PARENTAL LEAVE

Posted in Parental Leave
Netflix, a pioneer in on-demand internet streaming, is well-known for its “Netflix Original” series—and has recently added “unlimited” parental leave to its line-up. On Tuesday, August 4, 2015, Netflix announced a new maternity and paternity policy that permits new parents to take an unlimited amount of paid leave during the first year after the birth… Continue Reading