Workforce Magazine: Parental Leave Predictions Under the Trump Administration

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November 29, 2016

parents at workThe United States is the only developed country not to offer paid leave to mothers and fathers of newborn children.

During the 2016 presidential campaign, the issue of paid leave was very prominent in Hillary Clinton’s platform, and President-elect Donald Trump eventually proposed a paid-leave plan as well. Based on his rhetoric on the topic, his paid leave plan originally included six weeks of leave, offered to married women giving birth. This eventually was expanded to single women giving birth as well after criticism but still excludes parties like fathers, adoptive parents, and certain same-sex couples.

Based on the limited information we have now, I spoke with Tom Spiggle, an employment attorney and founder of the Spiggle Law Firm, who made some predictions on the way in which the paid-leave landscape could shift in upcoming years. What could shape it, and what questions should we consider?

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