Eggs, Milk and Discrimination: Parental Work Perks That Don’t Work

Workology

It’s also hot news whenever a tech giant or unicorn offers breast milk delivery or extends parental leave. Extended parental leaves look great on paper, but in reality employees rarely use all that extra time. And while IBM and other tech companies are sending breast milk home when you’re stuck at the office or travelling for work, the necessity of breast milk delivery is a result of moms not being able to take full maternity leave.

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Parental Work Perks That Don’t Work

Workology

It’s also hot news whenever a tech giant or unicorn offers breast milk delivery or extends parental leave. Extended parental leaves look great on paper, but in reality employees rarely use all that extra time. And while IBM and other tech companies are sending breast milk home when you’re stuck at the office or travelling for work, the necessity of breast milk delivery is a result of moms not being able to take full maternity leave.

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Justice Department Sues Nation's Largest Mortgage Insurance.

HireCentrix

Justice Department Sues Nation’s Largest Mortgage Insurance Provider for Discrimination Against Women on Paid Maternity Leave. WASHINGTON – The Justice Department announced today that it has sued the Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation (MGIC), the nation’s largest mortgage insurance company, and two of its underwriters, Elgina Cunningham and Kelly Kane, for violating the Fair Housing Act by discriminating against women on paid maternity leave.

What to Expect When They’re Expecting

Workology

As HR Leaders, knowing the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) like the back of your hand is expected. Consider including the following: Applicable FMLA/FSLA policy documents and guides, anything else that might be useful regarding their rights as employees, preferably in unified formats. Location of lactation room(s) for those who will need them when they return from leave.

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Baby On Board! How To Job Search While Pregnant

Career Realism

Quality of Insurance/Benefits. Parental Leave Policies. Don’t talk about maternity-leave until you’ve gotten the offer. While it’s tempting to ask about the company’s maternity-leave policy during the hiring process, Augustine strongly recommends holding off until you’ve been offered the job — in writing. Research the company’s parental-leave policy on sites such as Working Mother, Glassdoor, and CareerBliss.

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In Defense of Downtime

Workology

It’s early enough for me to insure that I won’t miss anything important the week I’m gone. What if I leave my laptop behind…. I break down our vacation policy, which is pretty great, and remind our soon-to-be employees the importance of downtime. I couldn’t even take a proper maternity leave with my last two children without checking in more often than necessary. Ahhh, vacation. In about two weeks I’ll be headed to backwoods Illinois by way of St.

2014 98

7 Things You Need to Know Before Working Abroad

Corn on the Job

For instance, you might have more or less maternity leave and holiday pay. Lastly, when moving overseas, you want to make sure that you have all the insurance that you need. Health insurance can vary from country to country and may even be free in some circumstances. If you worried about injuring yourself at work, make sure you speak to your employer about their health and safety policies.

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7 Things Dads Should Ask About Before Taking The Job

Career Realism

Paid Paternity Leave. Most employers that offer paid leave distinguish between maternity leave and paternity leave, although a small number offer “gender-neutral” parental leave. Few companies offer fully paid paternity leave so look closely at both the amount of leave available and the options for pay during this leave. Health insurance benefits vary quite a bit among employers. So you’re looking for a job, any job.

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my boss is showing off his new $900,000 house, my weakness is my temper, and more

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Should I leave out the frustration bit and just focus on my other weakness during those questions? Our office’s HR department is looking at our HR policies and ways to mitigate any pandemic issues, particular because of coronavirus concerns and our open office set-up. One policy they are thinking about implementing is a policy where employees must document illness symptoms and submit those symptoms to HR in order to track a virus through the office.

2020 28

List of things I hate #3 | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

Maternity leave It’s not that I don’t like the topic. Take paid maternity leave no matter what. So even if you quit when maternity leave is over, take paid leave. The US makes women earn maternity leave. Snoop on other people's careers to gain self-knowledge Blame yourself first: Answers to letters from readers, sort of How to decide how much to reveal about yourself Comments (184) Leave a Comment I so agree with #1.

2010 67

terse answer Thursday: 8 short answers to 8 short questions

Ask A Manager

My company has a policy that it is OK to check personal emails as long as it does not interfere with work (like on breaks or lunch). Ethics of maternity leave As a manager, what are you thoughts about an employee who goes maternity leave but then doesn’t return? Specifically, if they go on leave knowing they probably won’t come back? I am going on leave in two months and seriously doubt I will return to my job.

2011 57

becoming a receptionist against my will, baking for one employee but not the other, and more

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Our executive director is taking a paid sabbatical — what about paid leave for others? I work at a small nonprofit (30 staff) and our executive director just left for a three-month sabbatical leave. This is not something that has ever happened before in our history, and she is planning on creating a formal policy when she returns. Should I try and fight for pay when I go on maternity leave, or will my 2.5 It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2020 29

tiny answer Tuesday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

It’s a pretty silly policy though — it’s a good way to make people feel nickel-and-dimed while not saving the organization very much money at all. These are grown-ups and this has nothing to do with you (in fact, it’s hard to imagine something that has less to do with you), so you should stay out of it and leave them to resolve it on their own. Paid maternity leave in the U.S.

2013 58

updates: the sick leave pressure, the overload of vacation time, and more

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My boss pressures me to take sick leave, but I can’t afford to. I mentioned in my resignation how I felt their weather policy is dangerous and they should consider giving the employee some say in if it is safe to drive. His insurance, as well as mine, is free because our companies self fund. Y’all know this is America and I work in healthcare and insurance is Gold. It’s “where are you now?”

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