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.
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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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