Develop a Strong Parental Leave Policy
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A strong parental leave policy can enhance your efforts to recruit top talent and increase retention.A strong parental leave policy can enhance your efforts to recruit top talent and increase retention. With the strengthening economy and the rise of new laws protecting parental leave, many employers have found that their current parental leave policies are out dated, out of step with their competitors, or potentially noncompliant with applicable law. This topic will address the changes taking place in parental leave policies and how to develop a policy which is legally compliant, and which is best suited to help employers recruit and retain employees.
AuthorsHolly L. Sutton, Farella Braun + Martel LLP Elizabeth M. Toledo, Farella Braun + Martel LLP
Developing, Reviewing and Updating Your Parental Leave Policy
• Ensure That You Are Complying With Leave Laws Applicable to Both Disability and Family Leave
• Understand Benefit Continuation Requirements and COBRA Eligibility
• Avoid Potential Discrimination, Including Between Birth Parents and Nonbirth Parents
Understanding Current Trends in Paid Parental Leave Benefits
• How Much Paid Leave to Offer?
• Distinguishing Between Primary and Secondary Caretakers
• Choosing Between Universal Policies or a Menu of Policies
Integrating Paid Benefits With Other Benefits
• Understanding Benefits Provided by Local or State Governments
• Considering Sick Leave or Vacation Leave
• Coordinating With Private Disability Insurance