Paid parental leave policies are too confusing for employees, study suggests
Uptake of the country’s first parental leave policy mandating up to six weeks of full pay was hampered by a general lack of understanding of benefits.
By Raychel Lean|July 09, 2020 at 10:09 AM
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When San Francisco passed a new ordinance guaranteeing up to six weeks of full-time paid parental leave for workers at companies with more than 20 employees, you’d be forgiven for expecting to see a marked increase in leave-takers.
But that wasn’t the case, according to a study funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which highlights a nationwide need for simpler, more universal policies, according to its lead author Julia M. Goodman, assistant professor at Oregon Health and Science University and Portland State University School of Public Health.
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