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10 Questions You Should Ask Your Employer About Maternity Leave


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What is the policy for paternity leave?
Paternity leave can be an excellent time for fathers to bond with their newborns while giving you a break.
Paternity leave can be an excellent time for fathers to bond with their newborns while giving you a break.
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New dads often have rights, too, when a baby is on the way. Check to see what your spouse's company offers in terms of paid and unpaid leave. Paternity leave gives your hubby a chance to bond with the baby. If you're trying to put off paying for child care, paternity leave can also be a big help there. Some companies will work with you to allow you and your husband to take leave consecutively instead of at the same time.


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