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New York Times: How to Ask for Maternity or Paternity Leave When Your Company Has No Policy

May 21, 2019 | by

The New York Times’ Parenting section featured ERA Senior Counsel for Workplace Justice & Public Policy Jessica Stender in an interactive piece giving advice about asking about maternity or paternity leave if your company doesn’t have an official policy.

Jessica gives practical advice:

“The 12 weeks have to be within the first year of birth, adoption, or fostering,” she said. “You can take a few weeks, go back, do a week on and off, take a month, or take one day off per week.”

And larger cultural context:

“Companies are starting to see that it actually pays off in terms of keeping good people.”

Read the article. 


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