parental leave

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parental leave

the right of a parent to take time off work to care for a child. In the UK these rights have recently been enshrined in law following a European Directive on this issue. Such leave is unpaid and is restricted to employees who have at least one year's employment. See MATERNITY RIGHTS, PATERNITY RIGHTS.
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There was also a tendency within the families to diminish the importance of negotiations associated with decisions about paid parental leave, probably to strengthen the impression of a strongly unanimous, joint decision.
The Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act would provide four weeks of paid leave for federal workers who adopt, foster, or have a child.
The issue of paid parental leave is a topical policy concern in both Australia and New Zealand.
Legislative protections for paid parental leave and part-time options, in fact, have a direct impact on women's choices because they don't force women to "choose" between being a mother and being a professional.
Similarly, paid parental leave was seen as accessible by 43 per cent of those with tenure for a year or more, and 31 per cent of those with less than a year.
Issues like after-school care, paid parental leave, and more flexible workplaces aren't a factor in this year's midterm congressional elections.
What I am aware of is that there was a difference of opinion among those who felt that maternity leave per se was a good idea, and those who felt it was a bad idea, and we shouldn't go after paid maternity leave unless we could get paid parental leave for fathers and mothers.
Except for the United States and the United Kingdom, paid parental leave legislation is well established among developed nations, including Canada and most European countries.
Now, the president is trying to get states to enact paid parental leave.
UNIONS have demanded paid parental leave for Jaguar workers as part of a claim for a wage increase.
They claimed the Chancellor could not call for increased productivity while Industry Secretary Byers wanted paid parental leave.