City of Columbus, Ohio

Size of Company: 500+ employees

Length of Policy: 4-6 weeks


PAID PARENTAL LEAVE Modeled after a State of Ohio program (ORC 124.136) in place since 1997. Provides up to six weeks of leave for full-time regular, FMLA-eligible employees. Triggered by the birth or adoption of a child if the employee is a biological parent, spouse or domestic partner, or legal guardian, and the child resides with the employee. The benefit begins with an initial two weeks of leave for which employees may use their accrued leave time or take unpaid and is followed by four weeks of leave at 70% of regular pay. Employees may supplement their pay, up to 100%, during the six weeks of leave. The benefit is in addition to, but runs concurrent with, any short term disability benefit associated with childbirth.