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Law Firms' Gender Diversity Programs Aren't Keeping Women in the Industry

All those gender diversity initiatives at large law firms? They don’t seem to be making a difference.

New data from ALM Legal Intelligence finds that women account for just over 30% of lawyers at the nation’s 200 largest firms by revenue—a share that hasn’t budged in the past five years. 268 more words

MPW

Edmonton city councillor pleased with proposed bill to create parental leave policy

Alberta municipalities may soon be able to allow councillors to take parental leave.

Municipal Affairs Minister Shaye Anderson introduced a bill Monday, that would let councils create these policies, but not force them too. 282 more words

Politics

A Resolution to Advocate for a Parental Leave Policy

CGW Representative Assembly Resolution #1617-03

A Resolution to Advocate for a Parental Leave Policy.BE IT ENACTED BY THE REPRESENTATIVE ASSEMBLY HERE GATHERED THAT:

WHEREAS, Graduate student employees do not currently have access to a policy that provides workplace protections in the event of a pregnancy, birth of a child, or adoption of a child, except for the option to apply for a general medical leave; and… 265 more words

Representative Assembly Resolutions

Could you afford to take the new 18-month parental leave?

One-year-old August Egmar doesn’t understand maps or time zones, yet geography has had a tremendous impact on his life.

Several years ago, his Seattle-born mother Alexis McCabe and Swedish father Magnus Egmar fell in love while attending the… 342 more words

Canada

Thursday's letters: Parental leave changes unfair 

Changes in maternity benefits are discriminating against the poor.

Poor people will be receiving less benefit when they choose to receive it over an 18-month period (33 per cent of the income) versus 12 months (55 per cent of the income). 635 more words

Letters

The US lags the world in parental leave—but one in seven Americans thinks that dads don’t need it

At least 180 countries (pdf) globally offer some form of mandatory paid time off for mothers after giving birth—and many provide time off for both parents.  334 more words