Companies are unfairly expected to do the work of society. Despite years of advocacy, a vast majority of U.S. employees still lack access to paid parental leave, with low-wage workers, particularly women and people of color, being the most vulnerable. Additionally, very few managers and expecting/new parents receive any type of leave resources or navigation support, let alone socio-emotional transition support.
Celebrating FMLA and 30 Years of UNPAID Job-Protected Leave At the Center for Parental Leave Leadership, we’re reflecting on how far we’ve come toward economic and health justice in the last three decades since the Family Medical and Leave Act (FMLA) was signed into law, while also looking to the future of paid family and … Continued
Leading Strategically for the Whole Person and the Whole Team Are you a manager who thinks parental leave is solely put on this earth to drive you crazy? It’s time for a reframe. Parental leave is instead an important and unique opportunity for managers to shape their own leadership skills and the skills and abilities … Continued
There are company-wide reverberations for not supporting working parents. As anyone who isn’t living under a rock knows, it’s been a rough Fall for viruses. Flus A and B, RSV, Covid-19, and a seemingly endless parade of obscure cooties have been hitting kids hard and then making the rounds through the whole family. (Last week … Continued