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SC DOI Unveils Babies-at-Work

The South Carolina Department of Insurance is allowing parents to bring their infants to work for the first six months of the child's life.
SC DOI Unveils Babies-at-Work
July 10, 2018

The South Carolina Department of Insurance is rolling out one of the most progressive family-friendly work policies in the country, allowing parents to bring their infants to work for the first six months of the child's life. Insurance Director Ray Farmer says the department has taken precautions to limit distractions in the workplace.

“Just in case the child is a little fussy or needs attention, we’re having what we’re calling a ‘quiet room’ that we’ve set aside,” says Farmer. The quiet room is a place where mothers can calm a crying baby or breastfeed. Supporters of the policy say it is helpful given that most daycares will not take babies younger than six months old, and the United States is the only developed country in the world without any guaranteed paid leave for new parents.
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