Parental Leave

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A study from Ball State University found that the majority of the country’s most successful companies have less parental leave for fathers than mothers. That can have negative effects on growing families.

Jennifer Weingart / WVPE Public Radio

Businesses in Michigan are not required to provide paid parental leave to employees. As part of the weekly series MichMash… Cheyna Roth and Jake Neher speak with Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist about his efforts to change that.

South Bend presents new parental leave plan

Sep 15, 2017


South Bend Common Council members will consider the city’s first plan for paid parental leave.

The city of South Bend may institute new fully-paid parental leave, in addition to its already existing medical leave, to full-time city employees. The 6 weeks paid leave would be available to any qualified employee - male or female - designated as a primary caregiver.  If both are city employees, both may still take off at the same time.