Kansas judicial branch adopts new parental leave policy

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Outgoing Republican Jeff Colyer's parental leave idea for state employees is catching on elsewhere in state government.

The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday announced it would start offering paid parental leave to an estimated 1,600 court employees across the state.

Under the policy, court employees will receive up to six weeks of paid parental leave following the birth or adoption of a child.

The leave must be taken in the first 12 weeks immediately following the birth or adoption.

Currently, court employees must use paid time off or sick leave to care for a new child, a court . . .


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