Wednesday, 27 June 2012

MLB's Paternity Leave List

MLB's new CBA has an interesting provision: a three-day paternity leave list. It allows a team to replace a player on its active roster for up to three days after having a child. MSNBC's Jacoba Urist has an excellent piece on the social and legal significance of this new policy.

Here's an excerpt:
By placing paternity leave squarely in the news (especially on sports sites that don’t usually cover pregnancy and parenting), and allowing players to take a bit of time from their grueling schedule to be with their new babies, Major League Baseball might be helping to pave the way for all the normal guys out there to ask for a week or two when their wives give birth.
To read the rest, click here.

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