Parental

In Battle for Talent, South Florida Law Firms Offer Improved Parental Paid Leave Policies

    In the battle for legal talent, Florida firms are going beyond big bonuses and diversity pledges in their efforts to attract and retain lawyers: they are now also offering generous parental leave policies. In June, for example, Akerman extended its paid time off for parents by four weeks, matching Holland & Knight’s policy, which gives 16 …

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Microsoft Will Require Suppliers – Including Some Small Businesses – to Provide Paid Parental Leave

The support for parental leave is gaining steam in the US, especially with millennials who seek a work/life balance in their lives. Building on a 2015 announcement, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) says it will require more of its suppliers within the US to provide paid parental leave for their employees. Larger Microsoft Suppliers Must Offer Paid …

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What Your Small Business Can Learn From Walmart’s Expanded Parental Leave Plan

The United States is known (at least in the world of parents) as being a part of the Final Four. We’re not talking basketball. We’re talking about the final four countries in the world that have no mandated maternity leave: Suriname, Lesotho, Papua New Guinea, and, yes, the United States. Although maternity leave is not …

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Consumer groups file FTC complaint against YouTube for collecting kids’ personal data without parental consent

A coalition of 23 consumer groups filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission charging YouTube with violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) by collecting personal data on children without parental consent. YouTube is owned by Google. The complaint was co-filed Monday by the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) and the Center …

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More Companies Like Facebook Are Supporting Parental Leave. Here’s Why That Matters

Earlier this month, Facebook’s founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that he would be taking paternity leave following the birth of his second child, using two of the four months Facebook policy provides. While Zuckerberg isn’t the only high-profile executive to opt for family time, his decision still has prompted company leaders around the country …

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