Every US Company With The Best Paternity Leave (16-Week Minimum)

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While many companies have offered some form of maternity leave through the last few decades, the same benefit was rarely extended to fathers. That is gradually changing, as studies have indicated paternal leave has a positive impact on children and the household.

Historically, even companies that provided paternity leave did not offer more than a week or two. That is also swiftly evolving as businesses realize a robust parental leave benefit can attract outstanding talent. We’ve looked into the paternity leave policies of numerous U.S. companies and highlighted some of the best ones below.


Companies With The Best Paternity Leave





Bain & Company

26 weeks

Bain & Company

"Bain & Company has announced an industry-leading move to extend its paid parental leave policy for all new parents in the U.S. and Canada, regardless of gender. New parents at Bain are now eligible for up to 21 weeks of paid parental leave, with the option to extend to up to 26 weeks of paid leave with vacation. This new policy covers biological parents, adoption, and surrogacy."


16 weeks


"Deloitte in the U.S. expanded its parental leave policy to a broader family leave policy. This new policy offers 16 weeks of paid leave to anyone — male or female — who has a need."

DLA Piper

26 weeks

Lawyers Weekly

"The DLA Piper policy follows the unveiling of a 26-week parental leave policy by BigLaw rival Ashurst in July of this year, which is available to all staff at that firm, regardless of gender identity."


16 weeks


"To that end, I’m thrilled to announce that we are extending our paid parental leave to 16 weeks of 100% paid leave for parents at Elastic — moms or dads."


26 weeks


"We will take a significant step forward in our parental leave policy. Etsy employees will be eligible for 26 weeks of fully paid leave when they become a parent through birth or adoption, regardless of their gender, country of residence, or family circumstance."

Goldman Sachs

20 weeks


"It comes after Goldman introduced a new parental leave policy in 2019, giving all its new parents globally 20 weeks off — a new mother and a new father who worked for the firm could conceivably both be out for five months."


26 weeks


"Professional services firm KPMG has introduced a new flexible parental leave scheme, which will see both parents share in a total of 26 weeks' paid leave."

Medidata Solutions

16 weeks


"If you're a mother- or father-to-be, we've got you covered. We offer an array of options for taking paid time off to spend with the newest member of your family."


16 weeks

"Paid maternity, paternity, and family caregiver leave."

Sun Life Financial

35 weeks


"Both biological and adoptive mothers and fathers are entitled to up to 35 weeks for parental leave."


26 weeks


"Tucows.com maintains generous maternity and parental leave top-up policies, offering 100% of salary for up to 26 weeks for new mothers, fathers, and adoptive parents"

TD Ameritrade

16 weeks


"Today, TD Securities U.S. and TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®, launched a new parental leave policy, which offers 16 weeks of paid leave to all parents — men and women — welcoming a new child, either by birth or adoption."


16 weeks

The Nina

"It is worth taking maternity and paternity leave of four months at Zendesk. If you return, you will have flexible working options. We have a family network of caregivers. New parents can take their winter off for six months at their own rate."

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