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WFSU-FM: Leon County Commission Approves Parental Leave Policy

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WFSU-FM: Leon County Commission Approves Parental Leave Policy

Leon County Commissioners recently approved a paid parental leave policy for county employees…

 …Previously, new parents could return to work with little to no accumulated leave, which could later lead them to work while sick or take their sick child to daycare. Employees can save their sick days and annual leave under the new policy.

Child and Family advocate, Jack Baker, says parental leave can help couples transition into families with a little more stability.

“It is such a time for bonding with the new baby, and to give both parents that opportunity to have that wealth of time and with one another,” he says. Baker says this bonding time is vital for children at any age to become a part of a new family.

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