Maternity leave is an employment agreement and not a right. If both the employer and the employee agree to it, then yes, it should be paid. If not... then no.
User voted No.
Jun 7, 2015
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User voted Yes, by the government or/and by the employers.
Jun 10, 2015
The problem is power: a company can easily force bad terms in the general case, and the average people may not be able to complain. Things "mandatory" usually mean that the system is forced to be (more) balanced by an external power, and if things are really unbalanced (and the actors doesn't have the means to rebalance) then it is a required external pressure on the companies. In the case of the USA where companies own the people and run the politicians it seems obvious need to me. :-)
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