November 21, 2017 Articles

Negotiating Your Own Family or Maternity Leave: Set Yourself Up for Success!

By Rosa Aliberti and Alex Berke

Lawyers negotiate for a living, but even the strongest litigator may struggle with negotiating for herself during pregnancy or upon returning to work from family leave. Approaching these negotiations as you would a client’s is important if you are thinking about career advancement, job protection, and remaining competitive. Many large companies are finding they must offer generous leave policies to hire competitively and that offering more leave time saves money in decreased turnover costs as happier employees return to work. Use these employer incentives and applicable laws to negotiate the best deal for your leave and post-leave return to the workplace.

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