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Action Step – Paid Leave Policies: Five Common Mistakes Can Lead to Attrition and Liability
The Alliance’s Action Steps are designed to assist organizations with implementing practical strategies and policies related to diversity and flexibility. Members can access full versions of all of the Alliance’s Action Steps in the Member Resource Center.
PAID LEAVE POLICIES: FIVE COMMON MISTAKES CAN LEAD TO ATTRITION AND LIABILITY
Having a generous paid leave policy for lawyers can be a great recruiting and retention tool. Legal employers commonly provide at least 12 weeks, and sometimes 18 or more weeks, of paid maternity leave. Unfortunately, these legal employers often make mistakes that undermine the usefulness of their leave policies and could even expose them to liability.
– First mistake: limiting paid parental leave to female attorneys….
– Second mistake: providing disparate lengths of leave to male and female attorneys…..
To read more about common paid leave policy mistakes, become a member of the Alliance and access our Member Resource Center.