Ep. 55 MA Paid Family & Medical Leave Law with Amanda Hemm & Sarah Douglas
Babies in Common
Recorded Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Today we spoke with two special guests about the new Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Law (abbreviated PFML) and how to best prepare for parental leave after the birth of your baby! Our guests are Amanda Hemm and Sarah Douglas from Soutiens.QUESTIONS we asked Amanda and Sarah:While this law does offer many different types of family and medical leave benefits, today we are going to specifically be talking about the part of the law that provides paid leave for parents to bond with a child during the first 12 months after a child’s birth, adoption or foster care placement. Can you tell our listeners a bit more about what this new law provides? Are there any eligibility exceptions to this law? Speaking of FMLA, are there any key differences between these two laws?Figuring out a financial plan for your parental leave is only one important part of preparing for life after baby. Your company website says, “At Soutiens, we are on a mission to help companies attract, retain, and support confident working parents. We specialize in developing comprehensive programming to help working parents who are juggling the priorities of career and parenthood.” Can you briefly tell us about the personal experiences that inspired your business?In the past you both have spoken about how you want to help new parents plan their leave time “with intention:” What do you mean by that? What are three most important things that new parents should think about during their parental leave if they want to return to work with more confidence and less stress?To read details about the new law, see https://www.mass.gov COVID-19 Resources for Working Parents https://www.soutiens.us/covid-19-resourcesTo go to their main website: https://www.soutiens.us/
Kia Ora Whanau. We are BACK and we are RUSTY, and Sarah Douglas is awesome … so it all washes out. Sarah has been involved with DCR from the jump, designing our logo prior to our first episode. Sarah grew up in Christchurch, fell in love with the structure and competition of running and moved to the USA on a collegiate scholarship. Returning to Aotearoa with a Degree in Fine Arts and her love of trail running firmly in place thanks to spending time in Colorado. Sarah has run for New Zealand at the World Mountain Running championships, came third in the 5000m at the national champs in 2020 and has absolutely dominated The Luxmore Grunt at Kepler the last few years, culminating in a 5th place overall finish at last year's event. With possibly the sweetest snoring dog ever in her lap, Sarah talks about the challenges of dealing with ongoing injury, her love of mountain running and we take a deep dive on some tips for running efficiently uphill. We crack back in with a preview of the hot season of racing ahead. It’s super good to be back. Enjoy.
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AMV BBDO CEO Sarah Douglas & Zaid Al-Zaidy, CEO Above+Beyond discuss impact of Covid-19
The agency bosses discuss--How they (and their agencies) are adapting to working from home.-What changes are likely to occur to agency-life when normality returns.-How social distancing ads work and where they are happening.-That they are considering furloughing staff.-That they are considering taking pay cuts.