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It’s good to be a working parent in Europe

It’s no secret that European countries have more generous paid leave policies for working parents than the United States. But just how much more is eye-opening, as a new report from Glassdoor and Llewellyn Consulting shows. While the U.S. mandates no paid leave whatsoever, the European Union mandates paid maternity leave, and separately requires more time be given to all parents so they can spend time with their children as they grow up. Many E.U. countries also offer paid paternity leave, but there is no requirement to do so. Maternity leave Employers in E.U. countries must offer a minimum paid maternity leave of 14 weeks uninterrupted. But several E.U. countries are far more generous, the report notes. For example, the United Kingdom offers 52 weeks, 39 of which are partially paid; Ireland offers 42 weeks, of which 26 are paid at a flat rate of 230 euros per week; and Italy offers 22 weeks, all …

February 17, 2016 5:16 pm

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