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Parental Leave - what is your firm’s policy and how is leave allocated (primary v secondary caretaker, everyone gets x weeks and birthing parents get x+6-8, etc)?

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If you’re planning soon - I recommend reading the policy carefully. I convinced my firm to change our policy to allow me to switch from “secondary caretaker” when my daughter was born (and my wife stays home) to “Primary caretaker” when my wife heads back to work. The end result was 4 weeks paid leave at birth; 14 weeks paid leave forthcoming early 2020. It’s both a legal (title 7) and business (keeping up with rivals) issue.

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I’m not 100% sure about my firm’s policy since I’m not yet planning on taking advantage of it, but generally it’s 16 weeks. Some people use paid vacation (4 weeks) to extend this period.

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16 weeks as well but I have seen some people start to work part time 12 weeks in.

8 weeks, sheesh

18 weeks primary, 6 weeks secondary

Im in house, we get ten weeks paid

All parents get 12 weeks paid.

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