November 6, 2013 |
Nearly doubling maternity leave in Norway had little long-term effect on children's school performance, parent's income or the labor participation of women, a new study found. Extending paid leave for new Norwegian mothers to 35 weeks to 18 weeks ultimately led to "large increases in public spending" with a "considerable increase in taxes," according to a study by the National Bureau of Economic Research. The study found that maternity leave disproportionately benefited women from more affluent families since the program pays larger sums to people with higher incomes.
April 30, 2013 |
In a bid to bring Yahoo Inc. more in line with competitors such as Google and Facebook, Chief Executive Marissa Mayer has expanded the company's family leave policy. Yahoo said Tuesday that Mayer has doubled maternity leave and extended paternity leave to eight weeks. " We've been very focused on making Yahoo! the absolute best place to work," a Yahoo representative said in an emailed statement. "Over the last several months, we've introduced new benefits like free food to make Yahoos' days easier, new smartphones to encourage innovation, and updated computers to speed productivity," the statement said.
April 10, 2000 |
Call it a busman's paternity leave. British Prime Minister Tony Blair says that when his 45-year-old wife, Cherie Booth, gives birth to their fourth child next month, he will go into "holiday mode" for a time, canceling public engagements but otherwise running the country. Any parent knows that having a newborn is no holiday, so Blair's announcement Sunday sounded a little implausible. Like having your baby and sleeping too. Or like taking paternity leave and not taking it.
June 20, 1999 |
So, you think you're a pretty tough guy. Maybe you've run a marathon or two. Maybe you pump some iron or throw some leather in the boxing ring. Want to really test your steel? Try a challenge that a small but growing number of courageous men have taken up: paternity leave. Each year, about half a million men take some time off to care for a child.
August 25, 1996
Q I have two children younger than 3, and my wife is going to have another baby. I asked my supervisor to give me a two-week leave to take care of my wife and children. But my supervisor would give me only one day and said he will document me as "absent without excuse" if I take more than that. Do I have the right to ask for paternity leave or family leave? --M.T., Victorville * A You may have substantial leave rights under federal and state laws.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1995 |
Patagonia Inc.'s Terri Wolfe has gone to Washington before, but never to testify before a federal commission. But today, Wolfe will make a presentation before the Commission on Family and Medical Leave and answer questions about Patagonia's progressive policies in that area. "We are widely known around the country and have been recognized for the work we have done to balance work and family," said Wolfe, Patagonia's human resources director.