MLB’s New Paternity Leave Program Bucks Tradition

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MLB’s New Paternity Leave Program Bucks Tradition

by Ramon E. Rivera on August 8, 2012

Many baseball players may be surprised to learn that Major League Baseball has a new groundbreaking paternity leave program that allows players to take up to three days off for the birth of a child.

The program, launched in 2011, makes it easier for players to take time off for the birth of a child by allowing their team to fill the roster spot by calling up another player. The issue was first raised by general managers at their annual off-season meetings and was quickly approved by the players’ association and MLB.

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