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New Policies for New Parents are Changing the Workplace

Big changes in policies for new parents are being made by companies to meet the expectations of a millennial workforce, reports the New York Times. Microsoft has doubled its paid leave for women who have given birth to 20 weeks, tripled paid leave for all other new parents, and offers a half-time option to transition back into work. Netflix is offering fully paid leave for a year to new parents. Goldman Sachs has doubled its paid paternity leave to four weeks. Facebook gives four full paid months off to new parents. Nestlé has expanded its paid maternity leave to 14 weeks, as has Vodafone, which also offers a 30-hour week at full pay for the first sixth months back on the job. Adobe has also increased paid leave. Young working men and women are driving these policy innovations for gender equality—another benefit of increasing gender diversity in the workplace.

John Howell, Editorial Director

 

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