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Paternity Leave Takes Center Stage as Announcers Chastise Baseball Player

bball diamondThis story grabbed our attention like you wouldn’t believe.

Maybe that’s because maternity leave in America seems rather succinct compared to various countries. And no one really talks about the understated yet valuable leave as well for the father.

According to the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993, women are entitled to 12 weeks off from work. Technically they don’t have to be paid during that time and exceptions occur within some small companies. Per this infographic from Huffington Post, most countries offer at least three months of paid time off and offer benefits for fathers as well.

This is all the more reason why the New York broadcasters took it too far with New York Mets’ second baseman, Dan Murphy. Although the team’s opening day was on Monday, he went to Florida to be with his wife as she delivered their son. Oh, the travesty! Read more

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Yahoo! Doubles Maternity Leave & Adds Paid Paternity Leave

WhenYahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer nixed the company’s telecommuting policy, it snagged headlines and created dialogue around working remotely. Well, her new policy regarding parenting is turning heads, too.

Mayer chose not to take a lengthy maternity leave last fall after giving birth to her son, but according to a piece in The Wall Street Journal, she’s generously extending her company’s parenting policies.

Yahoo! is now going to offer up to 16 weeks of paid leave for new mothers which is about twice the length of time from the previous policy. They’re also adding a paid paternity leave which will cover eight weeks of paid leave for new fathers and mothers encompassing having children through adoption, foster care or surrogacy.

There’s more: New parents will receive money to spend on household expenses to the tune of $500. And get this — employees who get new pets get perks, too like dog collars with the company logo. Read more

Four Ways to Adjust to a New Work Schedule

Maybe you’re a former telecommuter and following the footsteps of Yahoo!, your employer nixed the work from home policy. Or maybe you have a new job or your hours and assignments have changed from news desk to weekend news desk. Whatever the case, when things get shaken up, you need to roll with the punches and be malleable.

Here are three ways to do it… Read more