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Supporting Preparations for and Return from Parental Leave

September 8, 2022


Few life events are as transformative as parenthood, and the changes new parents experience can be overwhelming. To help in the transition to parenthood, the Duane Morris law firm has adopted a unique policy—the Ramp Down/Ramp Up Parental Leave Policy—so its attorneys can better prepare for and return from parental leave.

“It is incredibly important for organizations to recognize that employees require support when children join their lives, not only during leave itself but also when preparing for leave and returning to work following leave,” said Elinor Murarova, an attorney with the firm in Chicago. She has two young boys—3.5 years and 15 months—and used the firm’s policy with both.

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