Since rolling out our Geben Loves Families policy (10 weeks for new moms and dads), I’m often asked by other business owners for advice as they work to update their policy. One of the biggest barriers is simply not knowing where to start. Similar to any other writing project, a blank slate can be overwhelming! But, that’s a barrier we can eliminate.
As I shared on Huffington Post:
To help, we’re curating a “Rewrite the Rules” database. The goal is to compile paid leave verbiage and make it readily accessible to anyone who wants to create or update their policies. To get things started, we are collecting sample policies. Got a paid leave policy? Submit it through this form. Shortly, we’ll publish a database of policies, making an array of approaches to paid leave accessible and encouraging decision-makers to be inspired by sample verbiage as they develop their own policies. (Heck, they can even straight up lift words and phrases … whatever it takes to make paid leave closer to reality for more workers.)
The current rules around paid leave don’t account for the realities of today’s employees and families. Thankfully, rules were meant to be broken. It’s time to rewrite the rules and institute paid leave policies that actually work for today’s employers and employees. Let’s get started.