Employers Reduce Flexibility Offered To Working Parents, Study Finds

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A major new study of employers shows that companies are cutting voluntary parental leave and and other relatively low-cost programs that provide many workers with the flexibility that they sometimes need to manage major life changes.

Data from the latest National Study of Employers, released Monday, show that 73 percent of employers today offer employees the ability to gradually return to work after giving birth to or adopting a child, down from 86 percent in 2005.