Paid leave collage The movement to create more family-friendly workplace policies, while well-intentioned, has left a complicated and confusing patchwork of regulations for employers to navigate. (Image: Shutterstock)

As employers look for new ways to attract new talent and retain existing employees, there's one demographic of the population in particular that needs a little extra attention: working parents. From women who have dropped out of the workforce to take care of their families to younger couples looking to start their own, a family-friendly company culture is a must. In designing such a benefits package, employers need to consider not only what will be most enticing to workers, but what is legally required.

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