Parental leave policies are on the rise.

Maternity. Paternity. Caregiver. You name it. I am drafting more of these policies than ever before.

So, you can imagine my interest when, last year, the EEOC sued skin care/fragrance behemoth Estée Lauder, claiming that its parental leave policies discriminated against men. According to the EEOC at

marissa_mayer.jpgIt seems that what Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer taketh, she giveth back.  Or something like that.  

As you will recall, Mayer made waves several months back when she banned all Yahoo employees from working from home, a rather controversial move seen by some as unfriendly to working parents. Now, in an interesting twist,

fatherhood.jpgAs a father of three, I tend to take interest in “feel good” stories about working parents.  However, in a recent ABA Journal article, an article about a working dad caught my attention for a far different reason.  The article highlighted Ariel Ayanna, who recently filed suit against his employer claiming he was terminated after taking FMLA

newborn baseball.jpgHere’s a shout out to all the dads out there who have a leg up on major league baseball players in at least one area — paternity leave. 

Last week, National Public Radio reported that Texas Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis became Major League Baseball’s first player to exercise a new right under the parties’ collective bargaining