Developed countries across the globe are increasingly adopting and augmenting paid family leave laws, seeing such laws as a "win-win" for both employers and employees. For employees, paid family leave laws allow new parents to bond with and care for their children in the stressful and crucial initial months of a child’s life. For employers, the theory goes, such leave allows employees to return to work recuperated from that same stressful period, in turn enhancing employee productivity and work satisfaction.*
*This article was first published on Law360.