Best States for Maternity and Paternity Leave

Jul 5, 2012 | Paternity Leave

Two recent Huffington Post articles highlight the states in the U.S. that provide the most support for working moms and dads. In particular, the articles summarize what the top states’ legislation provides for in terms of maternity and paternity leave, including provisions for children born to domestic partners or who are adopted. Both articles mention this fact:

The U.S. is currently one of the only developed countries that does not guarantee workers paid leave after the arrival of a new baby. […]
Under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), fathers have access to 12 weeks of unpaid leave, but because of restrictions -– for example, businesses that have fewer than 50 employees are exempt from the rule — only some dads are eligible.

The reports referenced in the article also highlights some provisions that make the workplace friendly for families–for example, the use of sick days to care for family members, and support for breastmilk expression in the workplace for working moms.
Your place of work may have additional requirements or provisions for parental leave. In the process of preparing for the birth of a new child, some parents may find themselves having to answer questions of paternity. DDC can help you quickly and privately answer these questions through a DNA test.
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