During the election, paid employee leave was a big hot-button issue. Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton supported paid employee leave. That opposing presidential candidates would seem to agree on such an issue was, on the surface, somewhat surprising. Of course, as they say, the devil is in the details, and the twpaidparentlleavepinterest-como candidates differed on exactly how much pay, for how long, and to whom. Let’s get back to that in a moment. This week the U.S. division of  IKEA, the Swedish furniture retailer, announced that it is expanding its paid leave benefits to new parents. Clearly this issue will not be any less so just because the presidential election is over.  OK, so what does this all mean to the average employer–or the average American?

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