The Price of a Family-Friendly Workplace

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The common argument by employers against instituting a more robust paid family leave policy is its prohibitive cost. That certainly was the thinking at Bora Architects, along with fears that employees would misuse the policy.

Amy Donohue with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, who asked to meet with her regarding supporting families in the workplace. Photo credit: Bora Architects.

That mindset quickly changed in 2015 for the Portland, Oregon, firm when a valued receptionist announced she was going to become a single mother. The pending birth and the possibility of losing a quality employee set off alarm bells for Amy Donohue,

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