Parental leave

parental leave is a family policy measure which an employee can take time off to care for their children or other dependent family member

Parental leave or family leave is an employee benefit available in almost all countries[1] that provides paid time off work to care for a child or make arrangements for the child's welfare. The terms "parental leave" and "family leave" include maternity, paternity, and adoption leave. Often, the minimum benefits are stipulated by law.


  1. "U.S. behind most of world in parental leave policy: study; Papua New Guinea, Swaziland & U.S. lag". NY Daily News. 24 Dec 2011.