New paid parental leave policy begins

The City Council voted unanimously last week to approve apaid parental leave policy for eligible City employees. The policy provides up to three weeks of paid leave following the birth or adoption of a child.

Under the policy, employees will be eligible for the leave if they:

Eligible employees will receive paid leave equal to the number of hours or days usually worked in a three-week period. The leave must be requested and used within 12 weeks of the birth or adoption of a child, and it must be used in a solid block of time. The leave will run concurrently with other parental leave available under federal and State laws.

Retroactive to Jan. 1, 2015

The City Council made the paid parental leave policy retroactive to Jan. 1, 2015. Employees who are eligible for the leave retroactively will be credited with up to three weeks of paid time off.

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For more information, read the frequently asked questions.

Last updated May 6, 2015



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