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Maternity Leave

India Just Made a Bill That Gives Women 26 Weeks of Paid Maternity Leave

India just created a new extended policy giving women 26 weeks of paid maternity leave. Hoping to fix the problem that only 27 percent of women work —... Read More »

These Countries Have the Best Maternity Leave Policies in the World

Out of the world's 196 countries, the United States is unfortunately only one of four that has no federally mandated policy to give new mothers paid t... Read More »

What is "Meternity Leave" and Why Is Everyone Talking About It?

By Meredith Lepore A woman named Meghan Foye created quite an upset this weekend when she advocated in The New York Post for childle women to take a... Read More »

Anheuser-Busch Is the Latest Company to Offer a (Better) Parental Leave Policy

By Jillian Kramer Anheuser-Busch became the latest big-name company to amp up its parental leave policy this week, announcing Thursday that birth pare... Read More »

Can You Get Fired On Maternity Leave?

By Michelle Ruiz Yahoo CEO Mari a Mayer gave birth to twin daughters on Thursday, her second and third children. Her much-debated two-week maternity l... Read More »

These 5 Companies Are Killing It With Their New Parental Leave Policies

It has been a game-changing year for parental leave policies. Major companies are finally catching on that working parents deserve some serious benefi... Read More »

Find Out Companies' Maternity Leave Policies Online in This Database

By Jillian Kramer When you're searching for a new job, the list of perks you look for might include an expense account, flexible work schedule, and pl... Read More »

1 Out of 4 New Mothers Are Returning to Work Less Than Two Weeks After Giving Birth

Women are forcing themselves to shorten or skip out entirely on maternity leave because the United States doesn't enforce paid maternity leave policy... Read More »

Adobe Expands Maternity Leave to 26 Weeks

Last week, media provider Netflix took charge of its leave policies, extending its maternity and paternity leave time to "unlimited" during a newborn'... Read More »