- The Hawk & Tom Show

January 8, 2020

Why don't a lot of companies in the U.S. give their employees paid parental leave when they have a baby?  I mean, part of the reason is to remind them who owns their soul, of course.

But another part is:  They're worried it'll affect the business's ability to, you know, make money.

Well, according to a new study, that's just not the case.  Researchers found that there's ZERO measurable negative effect on a company's profits or long-term survival when they give employees paid time off after they have a child.

The study also found it doesn't have any long-term negative effects on that employee's coworkers who pick up the slack.

As of 2018, only 17% of companies in the U.S. offered paid parental leave. 

On a semi-related note, here's a ranking of all 50 states from the best place for families in 2020 to the worst.