Gone are the days of 'maternity' and 'paternity' leave

I am often asked to recraft a company's parental leave policy, usually in response to an employee seeking leave for the impending arrival of a new family member that falls outside the company's current medical disability policy (e.g., an adoption). The employer wants to be generous and provide adoptive parents the same leave it provides other employees who give birth to new babies—but without opening the floodgates to male employees taking "excessive" parental leave.

Read More...