81 Percent of New Moms Don’t Even Qualify for the FMLA

The United States has many accomplishments to be proud of – our inability to provide job-protected leave for new moms is not one of them. Twenty years ago, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was signed by President Clinton – giving new moms their first right to job-protected, but unpaid, leave for the birth orContinue reading “81 Percent of New Moms Don’t Even Qualify for the FMLA”

Mark Mother’s Day by Reforming Family Leave Laws in US

By Janet Walsh, from Thompson Reuters:  Diana T. worked full-time for a large retail store in the US when she became pregnant. Her manager was unhappy about her pregnancy and about Diana’s six-week unpaid maternity leave. Her employer refused to pay her accrued sick time during leave. Diana’s baby was born with asthma, and doctorsContinue reading “Mark Mother’s Day by Reforming Family Leave Laws in US”

Yahoo expands maternity leave after banning telecommuting

From NBCbayarea.com: Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, who sparked an uproar and hurt her image as a working mom when she banned telecommuting two months ago, is now offering employees generous new family leave benefits. Under the new policy, mothers can take 16 weeks of paid leave with benefits, and fathers can take up to eightContinue reading “Yahoo expands maternity leave after banning telecommuting”