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Expecting Mom? Expecting Dad? – How Much Leave Should You Expect?

October 3, 2006

Many expectant parents have questions about how much leave they are entitled to after the arrival of a new child. The laws are different for expectant mothers and fathers. Depending on the employer, some expectant fathers may be unable to take paternity leave when their child is born. Conversely, depending on the employer, expectant mothers may be able to take up to twenty (20) weeks of leave under State and Federal Law.

Over the last three decades, there has been a growing trend transforming the “traditional household” from a one-income household into a two-income household. In the two-income household, it is becoming more common that the male is not the primary breadwinner. Therefore, when it comes time for the household to decide who stays home with the newborn child, the answer is not always as easy as who earns more money. …

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by: Kevin V. Maltby, Esquire

September 4, 2006

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