News: Yahoo expands paid maternity, paternity leave

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Yahoo expands paid maternity, paternity leave

An Economic Times article reports that Yahoo has expanded paid maternity, paternity benefits for its employees. Under the new policy new mothers and fathers will get up to 8 weeks of fully-paid leave. New mothers will be entitled to an additional 8 weeks of paid leave. Such employees will also get up to $500 for child care. Yahoo’s old parental leave policy had no provision of paid leave to fathers and total amount of paid maternity leaves was up to six months.

An Economic Times article reports that Yahoo has expanded paid maternity, paternity benefits for its employees. Under the new policy new mothers and fathers will get up to 8 weeks of fully-paid leave. New mothers will be entitled to an additional 8 weeks of paid leave. Such employees will also get up to $500 for child care. Yahoo’s old parental leave policy had no provision of paid leave to fathers and total amount of paid maternity leaves was up to six months.
Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer triggered debates over work-life balance when she banned Yahoo employees from working from home earlier this year. Her new decision seems to be a step towards making Yahoo’s perks and benefits more attractive for employees.
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