At the moment, my work is focused on parental leave and the division of childrearing labour in interviewees’ households. I’ve been combing interview transcripts for any references to leave, shared childcare, gendered ideas about appropriate parenting duties etc. 543 more words
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Canadian employers aren’t thrilled with the Liberals’ plan to extend parental leave and benefits to 18 months. But they aren’t terribly concerned either.
The government introduced the changes in its 2017 budget, unveiled yesterday, making good on a longstanding campaign promise. 761 more words
Simply congratulating employees on their pregnancy or that of their spouses, though thoughtful, is not all that is necessary when handling such situations. Employers should have legally sound, consistent policies set in place to allow employees an adequate amount of time when choosing parental leave. 417 more words
I was in my last year of grad school when I gave birth to my son. My plan all along was to write my thesis while on maternity leave (and yes, I know that sounds crazy, but I’m not one to make it easy on myself). 1,275 more words