posted by Eric Schutzbank
Many parents-to-be wonder just how much time from work they can take off when their child is born.
Effective April 7, 2015, under Massachusetts law, men and women will both be covered under the Massachusetts Maternity Leave Act (MMLA), which makes them eligible for eight weeks of job-protected leave related to the birth, adoption, or court-ordered placement of a child in their home. The original MMLA provided female employees the right to take eight weeks of leave after the birth or adoption of a child, without any provisions for male employees or in cases where a child was placed in the home by court order (for example, a guardianship or a foster care situation.)
The amendments to the MMLA provide that men are also eligible to take the eight weeks off to bond with the new child, under the following circumstances: [Read more…]