Originally Posted by Jaws
He's got it good and it is not typical. My wife is due in a month, and she only gets 16 wks of pay from her employer (and it's a good employer). Federal law is 52 weeks of parental leave (which can be split between both parents), but the monetary benefit is only 55% of your earnings to a maximum of $423/wk.
Yep, sounded too generous...although I know most of Europe has really sweet maternal and paternal laws for that case...