Should Your Spouse Get Time Off Work When Your Baby is Born Too?

Paternity leave - has your company heard of this notion and do they have a policy that states where they stand on it? If not, you're in luck because this HR consulting company is here to help. Kmet Consulting specializes in HR policy development. Paternity leave is not discussed as much it probably should be in certain areas. When a new baby is born, the father may want to take time off work just as much as the mother but may not be allowed to. Keep reading this week's blog to learn more about paternity leave and how to educate your employees about it. Need help with this vital task? Call Kmet Consulting today at 877-783-5638.

Should Your Spouse Get Time Off Work When Your Baby is Born Too?

Paternity Leave in Missouri

In the state of Missouri, paternity leave can typically last up to 12 weeks. Src.: Growing Family Benefits

If You Think You May Need Paternity Leave in the Future, What Should You Do?

If you just got the big news that your partner is pregnant and expecting, congratulations! One of the first things that come to mind is likely not, "I should talk to my boss." That is perfectly understandable. However, if you are considering taking time off when your baby is born or before your baby is born to help care for your partner, it may be work speaking to your HR manager or HR department about. If you aren't already clear on the subject, ask if your company has a paternity leave policy. If you already know they do, but this is new territory for you, ask how it works. Your company may have a policy that allows for you to take time off but your time off may not necessarily be paid. These are the types of details you need to know before making your paternity leave policy.

What Can Your Company Do To Educate Your Employees On The Paternity Leave Policy?

If you do have a paternity leave policy, it's likely listed in your employee handbook, but how often do you think employees actually refer to something that was likely given to them in the form of a stack of papers when they first started at your company? Here are a few tips for educating your employees on the paternity leave policy AND your other important HR policies:
  • Hold monthly informal meetings where employees can ask their questions freely.
  • Have an open-door policy where your employees can come to your HR department and ask their questions at their own convenience 
  • Keep your policy in an electronic capacity for internal use only so that they can be accessed at any time an employee needs to on company grounds.

Get Your Policies In Order With Kmet Consulting!

It's important that everyone is on the same page with it comes to HR policies because they can affect the whole company. Kmet Consulting can help get you all on the same page by developing a policy that is easy to understand and communicate. Learn more and give us a call today, We can be reached at 877-783-5638.



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