Starbucks made the headlines and got some great press earlier this year for extending parental leave to hourly workers, but most people missed the inequality in the fine print: the coffee behemoth is giving much better benefits to its well-paid, white-collar corporate employees. The new policy, wh...
[caption id="attachment_6518" align="alignright" width="300"] Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is taking 2 months of paternity leave, both signaling a growing trend for dads and publicizing more generous policies in the US workplaces.[/caption] Earlier this year, Kirsten Calkins was six months preg...
Remember the devastating New York Times article back in September that exposed Amazon’s brutal work culture and insensitive treatment of working parents? Well, following all the bad press it’s received in the aftermath, Amazon has taken major steps to improve parental leave benefits, according t...
This week Netflix announced a new workplace benefit virtually unheard of in the corporate world: unlimited parental leave for the first year of a child's life. Chief Talent Officer Tawni Cranz explained "We want employees to have the flexibility and confidence to balance the needs of their growin...
This week the U.S. Navy announced that it is will be tripling the period of paid maternity leave for personnel in the Navy and Marine Corps from 6 to 18 weeks. The rather unexpected announcement was issued by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus on Tuesday. This decision follows an idea he first presente...