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British Law Highlights Parental Leave for Lawmakers

Added 03-05-21 04:40:03am EST - “Britain approved a measure allowing senior government ministers to take maternity leave without penalty. But some countries make no provisions for lawmakers who are new parents.” - Nytimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nytimes.com: “British Law Highlights Parental Leave for Lawmakers”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Britain approved a measure allowing senior government ministers to take maternity leave without penalty. But some countries make no provisions for lawmakers who are new parents.

Measures that grant workers paid time off when they become parents have not always benefited the lawmakers who have created the rules.

In Britain this week, Parliament updated the law so that senior government officials could take paid maternity leave without needing to resign their posts.

Only a few countries, including the United States, do not mandate paid parental leave at the national level.

On Tuesday, Britain’s attorney general, Suella Braverman, became the country’s first cabinet official to take paid maternity leave without stepping down from her post, after Parliament changed a law that would have required her to do so.

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