Kansas employees granted paid parental leave

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November 23, 2018 - 9:55 AM

More than 17,000 government employees in Kansas now have paid parental leave, under an executive order signed Wednesday by Gov. Jeff Colyer.

The order creates a policy that all state employees under the governor’s jurisdiction will be eligible for paid leave after the birth or adoption of a child. Primary caregivers will receive six weeks of paid leave, while secondary caregivers will receive three weeks.

The policy specifies that employees will receive 100 percent of their regular salary during leave.

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