A country’s paid leave policy is usually a reflection of how well they take care of their employees. By granting paid leave to employees through its labor law, a country not only shows that it is one of the best places to work, but it also attracts more employees and reduces turnover.
In some countries around the world, women are underpaid for the same job as their male counterparts. They are made to work overtime without any compensation, and breaking through the glass ceiling is made to be very difficult.
Parental leave across the globe ranges from a total of three years to nothing at all. Paternity leave is an important topic to address as there are still several countries that do not offer fathers the same benefits as mothers. Many countries make the leave flexible by offering it as parental leave and open to utilization by either parent.