Should it be mandated that mothers get paid maternity leave?
They weren't paid to get pregnant.
Mandated, no. Here's why: I wouldn't take a job with a company that didn't pay me for maternity leave. Some companies can't afford to pay it. By mandating it, we put those businesses at a disadvantage. But unpaid leave should be the law, and it is.
I think it would be a good idea.
Leave yes, but not paid.