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parental leave
Paid or unpaid time off that is granted to a new mother or father after the birth or adoption of a child. If the mother and father are both working for the same employer, parental leave is usually (but not necessarily) granted to only of the two at a time, but they may be allowed to split the leave period, with each taking a portion of it. The term "parental leave" does not denote whether the time off will be paid (full or, more likely, partial salary) or unpaid, nor is there any universal standard as to how much time off is granted, but inherent in the definition of "parental leave" is the understanding that the person's job or an equivalent job will be guaranteed to be available for the employee at the end of the leave period.
Contributed by: Managerwise Staff
See: maternity leave, paternity leave

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