Daddy's home! Paternity leave benefits help employers stand out

Koster, Kathleen
September 2009
Employee Benefit News;Sep2009, Vol. 23 Issue 11, p59
The article discusses the initiatives of companies with regard to paternity leave benefits. While the number of companies offering paternity benefits is decreasing, progressive companies were offering benefits beyond paid leave to fathers, according to the 2008 National Study of Employers by the Families and Work Institute. The survey showed that 46, 35, 5, and 9 percent of the respondents were paying for childcare with pretax dollars, child care referral services, child care vouchers, and onsite or near-site child care, respectively.


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