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Must My Company In New York Offer, To Its Workers, Paid Maternity Leave Or Paid Paternity Leave?

Neither federal law nor New York law requires an employer to offer, to either its female employees or its male employees, paid leave because of the birth of a son or daughter of the employee and in order to care for such son or daughter. However, most workers in New York State are eligible for...

Is the Denial of Paid Paternity Leave Discriminatory?

ABCNews.com is reporting that a CNN reporter, Josh Levs, has filed an EEOC charge against Time Warner challenging its family leave policy as discriminating based on sex. Levs, whose wife just gave birth to their third child, claims that his employer treats biological fathers differently. He claims...

Ohio Considers Paid Leave For Quarantined Employees

As just-back-from-Sierra-Leone Kaci Kickox continues to fight efforts to bind her to a mandatory 21-day Ebola quarantine, states around the country continue to figure out how to deal with these very new issues. Ohio (which was Ebola ground-zero only a few weeks ago) has entered the fray with H.B....

POLL: Should Congress Require Companies to Provide Paid Family and Medical Leave From Work?

Last week, President Obama signed an Executive Order requiring federal contractors to provide paid sick leave. More on that here . The Department of Labor has a roadshow and social media campaign , through which it is touting the benefits of paid family and medical leave. And the Family and Medical Insurance...

Leave Policies Should Apply Equally Across Genders … But Must They?

The New York Times reports that CNN has settled an EEOC charge brought by a former correspondent, who claimed that the company’s paid parental leave policy discriminated against biological fathers. At the time Mr. Levs’s daughter was born, in October 2013, CNN offered 10 weeks of paid...

Paid-FMLA Poll Results and an Employment Law Blog Carnival

Yesterday , I asked you — and when I say you, I’m referring to the best change-agents in the entire universe — whether you were cool with the government requiring your businesses to provide a modest amount of paid family and medical leave to employees. Of those who responded to the...