Royal Baby Prompts Paternity Leave Questions
This week, Kate Middleton and Prince William's much anticipated and oft discussed pregnancy ended with a baby boy. Prince William will take a 2 weeks paid paternity leave from the Royal Air Force, sparking debates worldwide about paternity policies. For companies, determining whether you must offer paternity, possibly due to federal or state regulations, or want to offer it as a benefit for retention and recruitment purposes is important.
Does your company have a paternity policy? Is it similar to maternity leave? Is it offered consistently across all levels of the company?