Parental leave: A bonus to business?

EconoMeter panel looks at upside of more time off

from San Diego Union Tribune’s EconoMeter panel.

Q: Are extended parental leave policies good for employers?

Bob’s Answer: NO

Employers struggle with extended parental leave because in today’s collaborative work environments, extended parental leaves cause a disruption to the work-flow dynamic. Further, it may be possible for very large corporations to provide unlimited parental leave for the first year after birth because they have vast resources at their disposal. As a small business owner, such a policy is not financially feasible. Hence, generally speaking, extended parental leave policies are not good for most employers.

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