8 employers that boosted paternity leave
Efforts are growing to help new parents in the workplace — but it’s not just mothers who are getting help from employers. More companies are boosting their parental leave policies for both new moms and new dads.
The percentage of paid maternity leave increased to 36% in 2018 from 26% in 2016, according to data from the Society for Human Resource Management. Paid paternity leave increased to 29% from 21% over the same period. Still, gender-neutral paid leave policies aren’t as common. SHRM indicates that 40 was the average number of days employers offered for maternity leave in 2016. For paternity leave, the average fell around 20 days.
Here are some employers that have boosted leave for new dads.