As of July 1, leave for adoptive parents is law in Alabama

Act No. 2022-424
by Sen. Andrew Jones, R-Centre

As of July 1, Alabama law will align with federal law that requires employers to offer 12 weeks of unpaid family leave for new parents, whether biologic or adoptive.

Employers who provide paid leave for live births will also be required to provide similar leave for adoptive parents, under the law signed April 14.

Act No. 2022-424 requires “an employer who provides paid leave to an employee for the birth and care of a child born to that employee (to) provide the lesser of either equivalent paid leave or two-weeks paid leave to an employee for the care of a child placed with the employee in connection with adoption during the first year after the placement of the child with the employee.”

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