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Hi all! I’m doing some research on parental leave policies to make a case to improve ours. How many weeks does your policy offer? Does it differ between “primary” and “secondary” caregiver? Birth vs other means of growing your family? I’m particularly interested in independent shops, but would love to hear from folks at the network agencies as well. It you could comment with your agency name, I’d be super grateful. Thank you thank you! ❤️

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12 weeks of new parent leave for all new parents, with an additional 6-8 STD for people who have given birth.

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Yeah I get it. Compared to that both are insanely short!

What country are you in?

Ah sorry. US based.

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12 weeks per FMLA, unpaid unless you have PTO saved up. Nothing for secondary caregiver to my knowledge. This differs between the managed hospitals.

27 weeks in the UK

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