Indiana eighth to offer state employees parental leave

January 10, 2018 By Rob Burgess
The Indiana Lawyer

Gov. Eric Holcomb last month signed an executive order establishing paid parental leave for state employees, effective Jan. 1. The State Personnel Department said providing employees opportunities for family time improves quality of family and community life, improves infant health and development and helps retain and attract workers.

A full-time worker employed by the state for six consecutive months may request and receive up to 150 hours of paid leave upon the birth of the employee or spouse’s child or the placement of a child for adoption with the employee. A qualifying part-time employee may receive up to 75 hours of paid leave.

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