The Family Medical Leave Act ensures that women cannot lose their jobs for 12 weeks after having a baby, provided the company they work for has more than 50 employees.It does not concern itself with how to cover the mother’s lost earnings.
When Phil Graves, a father of three young girls, worked for Deloitte, his days looked a lot like those of many working professionals.
it has featured on Fortune’s “Top 100 Companies to work for” and was recently named a top company by Working Mother magazine.
Its benefits include paid maternity and paternity leave, and flexible work arrangements.
When Yvon Chouinard, Patagonia’s iconic founder, and his wife Malinda started the company, their employees were friends and family and they wanted to support them as they worked, and started their families.
The solution was not to fix a problem, but to respond to what humans need, including a place to nurse newborns, and later, to provide safe and stimulating child care.