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Boston Enacts Six-Week Paid Parental
Leave Policy Covering City Employees

May 18, 2015, 4:00 AM

An ordinance establishing paid parental leave for workers employed by the city of Boston was signed Mayor Marty Walsh (D) May 18, making Boston one of only a handful of major cities nationwide to adopt such a policy.

The ordinance (to be codified as Mun. C. 5-5.20) allows for up to six weeks of paid parental leave for both men and women who have worked for the city for at least one year.

In signing the ordinance, Walsh called the measure an “important step forward for working families.”

“This is not only the right thing to do but it is...

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