• Parental leave resources now available on YLD website

    The Young Lawyers Division Parental Leave Task Force recently published a series of articles intended to inform practicing young attorneys of their basic rights related to parental leave. These are now published on the YLD resources page (scroll to bottom).

    Subjects include rights under the Family Medical Leave Act, pregnancy and parenthood anti-discrimination laws, workplace breastfeeding and pumping rights and regulations, and information on short-term disability policies. There is also a checklist of considerations to make when selecting a workplace or preparing to start a family, as well as a sample motion and proposed order template for a breastfeeding mother so pumping breaks can be agreed upon by all parties ahead of a hearing or trial.

    A community has been launched in the Engage platform where members can view these resources and pose questions related to parental leave policies. You can find this community under the YLD tab in the "ISBA Communities" drop-down menu in Engage.

    From the Iowa Lawyer Weekly