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Top St. Pete headlines in 2015: No. 10 – Paid paternity leave

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Editor’s note: As 2015 winds down, SPB is taking a look back at the year’s news in St. Pete and assembled a list of the top 10 most interesting developments. Whether the news evoked outrage in the community, excitement or even heartbreak, these are the top headlines of the past year. No. 10: Paid paternity leave Mayor Rick Kriseman announced in December 2014 that he would change city policy to allow six weeks paid leave for new parents. The change, effective…

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St. Pete gets nod from U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez for its paid leave policy

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U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez made a stop in St. Pete Wednesday afternoon to give Mayor Rick Kriseman a pat on the back for his leadership in expanding the city’s paid leave policy for employees. Perez told city employees they won the “boss” lottery. “But you shouldn’t have to win the boss lottery to take care of a sick kid,” Perez said, adding that leave policies should also include provisions for the care of a sick parent. The…

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