The on-demand media provider Netflix Inc. made the surprise announcement last month that it will provide its employees with one year of paid, unlimited leave policy following the birth of a child. Call the frenzied media response “maternity-leave madness,” except that it applies to men and women alike. Some saw the policy as an encouraging step forward for working parents, while others declared that the “unlimited” nature of the leave will cause guilty employees taking less time off than they would otherwise.
This article includes a section with the Best Paternity Leave Policies. "Here's our working list of the United States employers who offer at least 10 weeks of paid parental leave to new fathers. If we missed your employer, please let us know, and we will follow up."
The aftermath of World War II, business lobbying, a diminished American labor movement, and the American love of individualism and bootstrap-pulling all have combined to help keep the U.S. alone in not giving its workers paid leave.
In a Public Opinion Survey conducted by the New York Times and CBS News, the headline focuses on attitudes toward inequality. You need to click on the graphic to see that 80 percent of Americans support paid leave and 85 percent support sick leave.
This month the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) and the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) released a new turnover calculator, a straightforward tool that enables businesses to easily calculate their turnover costs by answering some basic questions. The tool produces figures that reflect the latest data on turnover costs.
Children whose fathers take even short spells of paternity leave do better, according to a review by the OECD which examined longitudinal studies of children born around the turn of the century in America, Australia, Britain and Denmark.