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Employers in the US are cutting back on parental leave, survey shows

Why are employers in the United States cutting back on paid maternity and paternity leave Image: Unsplash/Kelli McClintock

Simon Read

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Paternity leave is one of the most important benefits, according to employers.
Paternity leave is one of the most important benefits, according to employers. Image: Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

A chart showing paid paternity leave in OECD countries
The US lags behind other countries in terms of paid paternity leave. Image: Zippia

More US employers are offering telemedicine and mental health coverage than paternity leaves.
More US employers are offering telemedicine and mental health coverage than paternity leaves. Image: Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
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