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Maternity Leave: 12-Month Leave, or 18-Month Leave, that is the Question.

As of January 1, 2018, Albertans can take up to 16 weeks of maternity leave and up to 62 weeks of parental leave as per the newly amended Employment Standards Code. 1,601 more words

Maternity Benefits

Leave or vacation

I’ve often wondered why parental leaves are called holiday or vacation in Finland. “Leave” makes much more sense. I’m on leave from work. I’m not on vacation. 160 more words

An Update About Updates

In Monday‘s post, I mentioned that I was still “writing from the past,”  and I was- I finished the Papaya Sweater (and wrote that post) about three weeks ago.  305 more words

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Paid Parental Leave For All

All parents in the United States should have access to guaranteed paid parental leave. Not just mothers, not just fathers, but everyone — including those without ‘proper’ documentation. 378 more words

Back to the Grind: Returning to Work After Parental Leave

First of all, I just want to let you know that returning to work after parental leave is going to be okay. You think it’s not, but it is. 1,420 more words


Is the level of education the encouraging factor in female employment?

Is it the level of education or rather the presence of a child which leads women to full-time, part-time or no employment at all? And do policies encouraging both male and female employment matter? 440 more words


Please give new Dads more paternity leave!

You have no idea how happy this makes me. Driving to work this morning, freezing cold, heating on, sun visor down, slowly creeping towards my destination in the usual traffic, I heard over the radio that a group of MPs are recommending paternity leave be increased to 12 weeks. 641 more words