Posts Tagged ‘Paid Parental Leave’

Trump’s proposed family leave broader than New Zealand’s?

Monday, March 20th, 2017
family life

Buried deep in Donald Trump’s speech to Congress is a proposal to provide paid family leave. Commentators are saying it is significant he called it family leave, rather than maternity leave. “It’s critical that it’s shifting to paid family leave and away from maternity leave,” says Victoria Budson, executive director of Harvard’s Women and Public Read more

Workplace policies and having children

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Brookes Ebetsch took only a long weekend off work after giving birth to her daughter in Texas in 2011. Her employer didn’t offer paid leave, and she and her husband couldn’t afford to take the financial hit of having her take weeks off. Her daughter, Sabina, arrived on a Thursday and Ebetsch was back at Read more

Paid Parental Leave Bill -successive governments undervalue mothers

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Family First  says the Government is undervaluing mothers by not allowing a bill, proposing to extend paid parental leave, to proceed to a first reading. In the week before Easter a member’s bill which aims to extend paid parental leave in New Zealand from 14 to 26 weeks came up in the ballot. It is being proposed by Labour’s Sue Read more