Paternity Leave

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Do any pregnancy work issues and policies apply to men?

Paternity Leave

Good news! Men shouldn't have to feel left out when it comes to taking time off for the birth of a child. The Family Medical and Leave Act applies to men as well as women. This law requires that employers allow up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for their eligible employees to care for the birth of a child. Qualified employees get to keep their health benefits during this period just the same as prior to their leave of absence.

   

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