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That fantastic parental-leave policy sweeping America? It isn't

Many firms have backed away from fully paid policies, an already rare benefit for the average American worker, according to a nationally representative poll

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Of 920 US employers with 50 or more employees that offer paid leave, the percentage offering full pay to new parents dropped from 17 to 10 per cent between 2005 and 2016.

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REMEMBER the mad rush to offer employees weeks and weeks of paid leave for all new parents?

Turns out that trend was limited to a certain sector of the American economy. Over the last decade, many companies have instead reduced their leave offerings.

In recent

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