Negotiating Paid Parental Leave for Contractors

By PON Staffon / News

The Wall Street Journal columnist Sue Shellenbarger answers readers’ questions in the Work and Family Mailbox. She interviewed Professor Robert Mnookin for a response on how to get parental leave if you work as a contractor.

Professor Mnookin suggests approaching the employer in a positive spirit, with a goal of finding common ground, “The spirit of the conversation is, ‘Is there any way we can work out arrangements that serve all of our interests?’ ”

Read the full response at WSJ online.

Robert Mnookin is the Samuel Williston Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, director of the Harvard Negotiation Research Project, and the chair of the Program on Negotiation.