Co-workers donate vacation time to new moms for maternity leave

At a time when the U.S. still does not have federally-mandated paid family leave, some colleagues are offering their own vacation time to pregnant co-workers as a gift.
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Have a great weekend. Thank you. Now to that new way employeeare ring around THR expect apartment co-workers helping them take rnity leave but donating their own vacation time. Rebecca is is here with more on that. Hey ere, Rebecca. Reporter: Hey, robin, morning. One in four moms is going to work J two weeks after virth. We're the only country in the deved without a paid picy and now the S of one company showing me extreme generosity in the face ofs massive allenge. It's a huge Challen facing so many working mot and fathers-to-be. I found out I was pregnant maybe aft started withmpany. Repr: Angelaughes anned to bond with her new baby. Had banked vacation days B when Bella arrived two months early itasn't enough. Angela bs andco-workers taking mat into their hands instead ofuying items for her off a regi, gifting their own riv co-worker their O Tim off. It was the right thingo do and I had the time and wanted GE her what I could and I it life a littleer former then why wouldn't I do that? Reporter:ir E generosity allowing her T take eight weeks of paid maternity ave.nearly all of it donated. I was extremely humbled and I knew tt it was a total blessing. Reporter: The U.S. And Y New Guinea are the only countries with a paid leave po some can take 12 weeks off but St 15% will get paid while thond with tirew baby. And paidamily leave is more common for Peng in fine, information and onal Servi There are lot of the of oyers who aed these policies because T know it attracts talent. Rorter: It leaves many working parents looking for all stern tfsike taylornd Ross who we met last year. How youake the decision ultimately to crowddhe ternity leave? We were doing Eth way that they tell you to,e were saving money, we both H good jobs.yo W did it all the right way but clearlyha wasn't the plan. It ourred to me that my pride, our privacy't outwei Taylor a Aidan getting the chance THA they need to snd time together at is most crucial part of our lives. Andhat'snbelievabl here is almost allters, repuicans and Democrats a in favorf a national paid leave policy. They can't agree on ho it which is why this has been left to il companies to decide, robin. They agree there has to be. There needs to be a soluon W is entitled toaternity leave. Anyone who works in a companywith 50 or employees is titled T 12 weeks of th aor about 60%. Unpaid,ough. Exactly. This is pa anfor those who are working hourly wage job, for the most part there paid lea . Yeah, you don't work, you don' G paid. Exactly. T are some companies T are doing the right thing. , And they're generally speaking the mostpetitive employers, those who want to retain talent and keep top taleappy so the technology companieout E, Netflix, Microsoft, Google, apple, theysome of the best paid leave policy. What can you do, becca, if your employer is not hoping out? Think this is so important for people to recognizehat this solution that this company T toer, the boss giving up he O vacation Tim is a great thing but that's not solution for a lot of people and I hear this a T time they're being misled by employers. They're not complet clear about what they're entitled . If Y not clear about what you're entled totou employer or in your STA reach out an attor F advice. They do a freesultationo reach out to anloyment attorney ask for a free tion and tell them you beliu're end T maternity leave and not getting it. Okay, tt is some great advice E. I'm sure a lot of peopleill it. Rebecca, have a good weekend. You too.

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