Tuesday, May 3, 2016

San Francisco Becomes First City to Require Paid Parental Leave

America is not known for being a leader in employment rights. At the risk of sounding socialist, some of the rights afforded to employees in other countries are virtually nonexistent in the US. For example parental leave is something virtually unheard of in United States. If you want to have a kid you better plan to set money aside or have a very generous employer.

On April 5th, this City of San Francisco passed legislation requiring certain employers to provide their employees with paid parental leave. The rules come into effect next year and require up to six weeks fully paid parental leave.

New York City is approving similar measures as well.