CHICAGO — With the conviction that pro-family policies are critical for a healthy Church, the Archdiocese of Chicago will soon start offering its employees 12 weeks of paid parental leave.
The policy, which will go into effect June 1, was announced in the archdiocesan newspaper, the Catholic New World.
It will cover both mothers and fathers working at least 26 hours per week who have just had a child or adopted a child.
Previously, women at the archdiocese were able to pay for maternity leave through sick time and vacation days. Employees were allow to accrue sick time, and after about three years generally had enough time accumulated for six weeks of leave.
Even this policy was more...READ MORE