Mon Health approves new leave policy

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Eligible Mon Health employees will now be offered paid time off work following a birth, adoption or placement of a child.

Mon Health System President and CEO, David Goldberg, says the new policy takes effect January 1 and is part of their committment to being a Family Friendly Employer.

“We recognize how precious and fleeting those early days are following a birth, adoption, or foster placement,” says Goldberg. “We want our employees who are expecting parents or caregivers to be able to focus on bonding with their children and attending to family responsibilities before transitioning back to work.”

Eligible employees will receive up to 14 consecutive calendar days of paid parental leave compensated at 100 percent of the employee’s regular pay, adds Goldberg. If both spouses or partners are employed by Mon Health, each will be afforded the same benefit.

“Research shows expanded parental leave poses many benefits for parents and caregivers, as well as the children under their care,” says Goldberg. “We are committed to making this a priority for our Mon Health family moving forward.”

Paid parental leave may be taken at any time during the three-month period immediately following the birth, adoption or placement of a child and must be in a continuous time frame. Eligible employees do not have to qualify for FMLA to receive parental leave.