Crowley signs paid parental leave legislation into law for Milwaukee County employees

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee County employees are getting a new job benefit. 

County Executive David Crowley was at Estabrook Park Tuesday afternoon, April 12, to sign paid parental leave legislation into law. 

It provides eight weeks of paid parental leave to all county workers.

Last month, the county board unanimously adopted the legislation, something Crowley says will help improve equity in the county.

"Paid parental leave is equity in action, as we seek to support employees and really provide the kind of workplace flexibility that helps to increase equity for everyone in the household," said Crowley. 

Aside from parents who just gave birth to a child, parents who adopt a child under the age of five and parents who suffered a miscarriage are eligible for the eight weeks off. 

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