US Working Mom Deserves a Paid Maternity Leave


Staten Island, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/21/2014 -- Many developed countries have grants for employees when they leave from work for some important reasons, such as maternity. However, this is not the case in the United States, being the only developed country that does not have laws offering paid maternity leave. This has been the issue that is continuously being reminded by the Obama administration, so once the laws about labor have been amended, people will then get the chance to take advantage of this feature. However, before they can finally achieve this, people will first need to gain some knowledge regarding labor law. This is exactly where the role of Brooklyn insurance defense attorney enters the scene.

A new video from the U.S. Labor Department compares two pregnant women who works full time and apportion the same due date. One will receive 14 weeks of paid leave, because she resides in Germany. The other will get none because she lives here.

“The United States is the only developed nation without paid maternity leave," text in the video states. "In fact, it's one of the only countries without any paid leave."

The District of Columbia and three states has been awarded with half million dollars by the Labor Department to conduct feasibility studies on new paid leave policies.

"Too many working families today can't afford to take the time they need to care for their families or themselves because they lack any form of paid leave," Labor Secretary Thomas Perez stated in a release.

Some workers are eligible for 12 weeks of parental leave thanks to the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, but the leave is unpaid and workers are only eligible if they are hired by a large company or a government office.

Once the law has been amended and approved, everyone especially women will get the chance to make the most of their maternity leave, which is paid Staten Island Insurance Defense Attorney makes sure to take part in this by giving people with assistance when it comes to labor or liability law.

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