Maternity or paternity leave is an employee benefit that provides paid or unpaid time off work to care for a child or make arrangements for the child’s welfare. Often the minimum benefits are stipulated by law. Maternity leave is given more frequently than paternity leave, but is still not adequately protected by law.
Why this Matters
For My Organization
As work schedules make it more difficult to spend necessary time with children and family, it is vital to allow parents a certain amount of time to bring children into the world. It also allows your organization to keep valuable talent.
For New Orleans
New Orleans is more socially and economically healthy when its citizens are happier and able to take personal time to manage their lives.