City of Fort Worth to Enact Parental Leave Policy

  • August 20, 2020
City of Fort Worth to Enact Parental Leave Policy

The City of Fort Worth has a new leave policy for employees who become new moms and dads. The policy, approved by City Manager David Cooke and the City Council, officers six weeks of paid leave for maternity or paternity leave, including for adoptions and placements of children in homes. The leave is fully paid and not based on tenure of the employee. The policy goes into effect October 1, 2020.

With this new policy, the City of Fort Worth joins over 100 local businesses designated as a Best Place for Working Parents™ through a first-of-its-kind business self-assessment that highlights the top 10 research-backed policies that impact working parents AND businesses’ bottom line. To take the 3-minute assessment and see if your organization qualifies, click here.