Fertility Benefits, Surrogacy Benefits

Sick leave, Obamacare bills head to governor’s desk

Source Press of Atlantic City

……. The New Jersey Gestational Carrier Agreement Act, which would provide legal protections to those struggling to conceive a child who wish to use a gestational carrier, gained final approval Thursday in the Assembly.

The legislation outlines specific guidelines that the carrier and the intended parents must follow when writing up agreements, including required medical and psychological evaluations, that the carrier be at least 21 years old and have already given birth to at least one child.

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Australia, Employee Benefits, intended parents, Surrogacy, Surrogate Parents

Win for fairness in recent Surrogacy Decision

Source Public Service Association of NSW

The PSA, working collectively with our colleagues through Unions NSW, is claiming a great win for fairness following the recent publication of a NSW Government Determination on the rights of Employees in relation to altruistic surrogacy and permanent out-of-home care arrangements.

The Determination gives surrogate parents access to the same rights as other parents in relation to leave entitlements following the birth of their child. This formal extension of that entitlement follows years of advocacy by the PSA on a case-by-case basis for parents undertaking altruistic surrogacy arrangements and ensures that in future, no parent has to argue that their family is equal to others.

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Benefits, Surrogacy

State Street Expands Employee Benefit Policies

Source: Digital Journal

BOSTON–(Business Wire)–State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) today announced that it has broadened its US family support policies, effective January 1, 2018, in an effort to offer even more inclusive benefits to its employees. The company will now offer four weeks of fully-paid leave for employees who are primary caregivers to a child born via surrogacy. This benefit is in addition to State Street’s existing parental leave policy of eight weeks fully-paid time off for all parents. While these types of paid leave benefits were previously available after a year of service, employees are now eligible as of their date of hire.

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