Articles about Parental Leave


How a month of paternity leave turned me into a competent dad

At the end of my wife’s maternity leave, I would take over. For a whole month, I was going on paternity leave. And I was starting to question my decision.


Japanese medical school admits to manipulating test scores to exclude women

Tokyo Medical University apologized after admitting it had manipulated entrance exam scores for over a decade to limit the number of female students.


Marco Rubio has proposed a parental leave bill funded by retirement benefits

New legislation would give employees paid family leave for at least two months. The catch? The money would come from your future Social Security payments.

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Time to become a dad: This company’s paid family leave benefits all caregivers

While caregiver roles are evolving at home, workplaces are implementing family leave changes to support the needs of all parents and caregivers equally.

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Coworkers are ‘donating’ their vacation time to new moms – commendable, sad or bad?

Two new moms were able to take time off — despite not having paid parental leave at their jobs — because their coworkers donated their own paid time off.

Parents At Work

Working moms sympathize with Serena Williams missing baby milestone

Working moms recognized Serena Williams' heartache over missing her child's first steps, and responded with sympathy and advice.

Father's Day

Here are the Top 50 companies in America for new dads

Dads complain that workplaces still expect them to put their jobs ahead of their children. But there are some companies who are doing it right. Fatherly's 2018 list of the best workplaces for new dads is a model of how other companies should be doing it.

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73% of dads say their company doesn’t offer enough support for fathers

In a survey of over 1,700 men and women ages 25 to 45, Promundo and Dove Men+Care found that more fathers want to be actively involved in their children's lives, but feel held back by stigma and their jobs.

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Fathers also want to ‘have it all,’ study says

According to the 2016 National Study of the Changing Workforce, almost half of fathers in heterosexual relationships say they share caregiving responsibilities equally or take on a greater share of caregiving than their partner.

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10 great companies for working dads

Father's Day is right around the corner and though you probably still haven't bought a gift for the paternal figure in your life what we can do is identify some of the best companies (and a few that are even hiring on Ladders) that make it easier for fathers to be, well, fathers.

Work-Life Balance

Maternity mojo: Boosting your career during maternity leave

So, how can you stay engaged with your work life, while looking after your newborn? We have worked with the wellbeing experts to make sure you don’t lose sight of your professional self while on maternity leave.

Work-Life Balance

The U.S. is stingier with childcare and maternity leave than the rest of the planet

America's lack of parental leave and childcare may explain why the U.S. is no longer a leader in women’s workforce participation.

Work-Life Balance

Here’s what a 52-week paid parental leave looks like

With more than two years of experience with the 52-week parental leave, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's chief human resources officer has said the policy change was a wise move.


Should hourly employees get full benefits? This CEO thinks so

Rent the Runway CEO Jennifer Hyman announced that salaried and hourly employees would get access to the same bereavement, parental leave, family sick leave and sabbatical packages.


The crazy reason this U.S. senator can’t take maternity leave

Tammy Duckworth is certainly not the first working woman to be a mother, but this year, she is set to become the first U.S. senator to give birth while in office. She recently discussed the upcoming challenge of caring for a newborn while needing to be physically present for votes.

Gender at Work

This airline was forced to end pregnancy tests for employees

Airlines have struggled with gender discrimination.

Parents @ Work

Australian lawmaker breastfeeds her baby in Parliament for the first time

A breastfeeding politician in Australia shows how far the U.S. still has to go in welcoming working mothers.

Family Leave

An incredible 1 in 7 Americans thinks men shouldn’t take time off for a baby

Whether you support paternity leave depends on your age and your political beliefs.

Office Culture

India mandates 26 weeks of maternity leave, outpacing U.S.

India outpaces the U.S. with a generous maternity leave policy.