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City Visions: What is an Appropriate Family Leave Policy?


August 24, 2015:  Guest host Raja Shah asks a panel of experts:  What is an appropriate family leave policy?

Our culture often celebrates going "above and beyond" at work.  Will anyone take a year-long leave - especially the dads?  Will other companies follow suit?  Is a generous parental leave fair to non-parents?

Producer:  Susie Britton and Wendy Holcombe


Joan C. Williams - Distinguished Professor of Law and Hastings Foundation Chair at University of California, Hastings College of the Law and the author or co-author of six books, including the award-winning Unbending Gender:  Why Family and Work Conflict and What to Do About It (Oxford University Press, 2000).  Founding Director of The Center for Worklife Law, LLC.  

Julia Parish - Staff Attorney with the Work and Family and SURVIVE Projects and is the Director of the Healthy Mothers Workplace Coalition at the Legal Aid Society Employment Law Center.  Assists with the project helplines and provides legal advice, know-your-rights workshops and direct legal services  for workers struggling with family and medical crises.

Tom Stocky - Vice President of Search, Facebook. He is the author of a widely read post about his experiences on parental leave following the birth of his first child.