How to Create a Maternity Leave Policy

Author: J.J. McCorvey, Inc.com, Published on: 13 April 2010

Establishing a solid maternity leave policy can drive employee retention, increase productivity and help protect your company against discrimination lawsuits...[The] task force behind the creation of the policy...should include management, the HR and accounting departments, and even the expecting employees...[Y]ou may want to...includ[e] parental or paternal leave in your policy...[and be certain to define eligibility, consider providing paid leave, delineate the types of notices necessary, and]...explain what benefits employees will still be eligible for while on leave. [Detailed guidance including reference to relevant US legislation included in article]

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