August 2019
Bath Iron Works in Maine becomes first place to offer Mamava Lactation Pods for their employees

Coinciding with National Breastfeeding Month, we are proud to announce that BIW is the first Maine company to install Mamava Lactation Pods. We continually strive to support our employees and their families and with these additions, our working mothers will be able to comfortably pump in these private and power-ready pods.

August 2019
Hannaford now offering paid parental leave benefits for employees

Hannaford Supermarkets announced on Wednesday new parental leave benefits that will provide qualifying full- and part-time associates with six weeks of fully paid leave during the first 12 months following the birth, adoption or legal placement of a child.

The new policy will go into effect on September 1, 2019. All gender and gender identities are eligible to take advantage of the paid parental leave benefits, which will be offered in addition to other qualified time off plans, including short- and long-term disability, according to the company.

According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in March 2018, 17 percent of civilian workers had access to paid family leave and 89 percent had access to unpaid family leave. Sixteen percent of private industry workers had access to paid family leave and 88 percent had access to unpaid family leave.