Parental leave is an employee benefit which allows mothers and fathers to take time off work when they have a newborn child in order to care for them. The term includes maternity leave (for mothers) and paternity leave (for fathers).
DIFFERENT KINDS OF PARENTAL LEAVE
Parental leave can be either paid or unpaid. Unpaid parental leave means that when an employee becomes a new parent, their employer is required to hold their job while they take time off to care for the child. Paid parental leave provides an employee with income during their time off