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Los Angeles Attorney Reviews Pet-Based “Pawternity” Leave


In her bylined article for The Recorder titled “Pawternity Leave: Are Employers Barking Up the Wrong Tree With Pet-Based Leave?,” Los Angeles attorney Danielle Krauthamer examines the latest trend in employee leave: “pawternity” leave. Pawternity leave refers to paid time off for employees to transition to pet-owning responsibilities, to care for a sick pet, to grieve over a deceased animal, or even to participate in a pet adoption.

Danielle recommends employers survey their employees to determine if pet-based leave would be appreciated. If so, she encourages employers to “prepare a clear and coherent written policy that sets forth ground rules, whether for pawternity leave or for policies that allow employees to bring their pets to work.”

To read the full article, visit The Recorder.

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