Tag Archives: Family and Medical Leave Act

Pittsburgh Introduces Paid Family Leave Bill

Having a child is the single most expensive health event faced by young families. In fact, thirteen percent of families with a new infant become poor within a month, according to the National Partnership for Women & Families. Yet, the … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Labor Amends the Definition of “Parent” for Medical Leave Purposes

Earlier this summer, the U.S. Department of Labor expanded the Family and Medical Leave Act, making the definition of “parent” significantly more inclusive. The decision came from Nancy J. Leppink, the deputy administrator for the department’s Wage and Hour Division, … Continue reading

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Swedish Men Take Parental Leave – What’s the Situation in the U.S.?

In 1974, Sweden became the first country in the world to replace “maternity leave” with “parental leave,” a small change of words that laid the groundwork to make a world of difference for working mothers in Sweden. In 1995, a … Continue reading

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