special projects

Part of the reason we started Ardenci was to create a business vehicle work on "Special Projects" that our team members are passionate about, projects that impact things that they care about and matter most to them.  Ardenci is about creating new paths for people, causing societal shifts, and creating spaces and vehicles that give people and businesses access to new results they couldn't get to.  This page is dedicated to show you the projects we are working on and how you can join our team in turning these projects into reality. 

Parental Leave Act - MI

the Parental Leave act (of Michigan) - Johanna

US Labor Laws, under the Family and Medical Leave Act from 1993, requires business provide minimum 12 weeks of unpaid leave for mothers of newly born or adopted children.  This is one of the lowest amounts of leave in the industrialized world (according to The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) reports from 2016.  The average number of paid weeks for mothers in industrialized countries is 55 weeksFathers receive an average of 8 weeks of paid paternal leave.  California, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and (most recently) New York, have paid-family leave laws with Washington DC laws going into effect in 2020.  We're working to have Michigan join the ranks as a "family friendly state" by having new legislation passed requiring business to offer extended, paid parental leave. 



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