SEATTLE — Seattle is working to expand paid parental leave for Seattle employees from four weeks to eight.
Mayor Ed Murray and Seattle City council members proposed a plan on Wednesday to lengthen Seattle employees' amount of paid parental leave from four to eight weeks. This extended leave program is intended to establish workplace equity and ensure equal benefits for all City of Seattle employees.
Recent studies have shown that employees produce higher quality work when given adequate parental leave. Research also supports that time off for new parents is imperative for their mental and physical health.
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