There is plenty of strain round gender parity, however whereas some corporations are saying gender impartial insurance policies, the others are conserving quiet. It’s essential for corporations to concentrate to gender impartial insurance policies to retain and assist their high expertise.
— Summer Eberhard, a managing director in MLA’s affiliate observe group and co-author of a new survey on paid parental leave at large law firms, commenting on the truth that 23% of corporations supply 14 to 20 weeks of paid paternity go away, whereas 43% of corporations supply the identical period of time for maternity go away. “It’s a soft benefit, but parental leave has a very direct effect on how people view their firms. It’s a driver for associates,” mentioned Kate Reder Sheikh, a managing director of the MLA’s affiliate observe group and the opposite co-author of the research. “And there are significant strides that still need to be made.”
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