Published On: Wed, Feb 8th, 2017

Facebook announces paid family ill leave and new anguish advantages for employees


On her personal Facebook comment Tuesday, COO Sheryl Sandberg announced an refurbish to a company’s workman benefits, that are newly enhanced to palliate a lives of new relatives and lamentation employees alike.

Sandberg remarkable that a preference intends to lead a assign for policies that assistance new relatives as good as families that are lamentation a detriment of a desired one. In a post, Sandberg remarkable her possess knowledge as a mom and a “nightmare” surrounding a astonishing genocide of her father in moulding her perspective.

“Starting today, Facebook employees will have adult to 20 days paid leave to suffer an evident family member, adult to 10 days to suffer an extended family member, and will be means to take adult to 6 weeks of paid leave to caring for a ill relative,” Sandberg writes. “We’re also introducing paid family ill time – 3 days to take caring of a family member with a short-term illness, like a child with a flu.”

Facebook now offers 4 months of paid leave for new parents, moms and dads alike. That puts a association on a heading edge of a curve, given that a U.S. consistently ranks in a bottom by many measures of paid parental leave, yet some states are holding measures to change that.

For all of a critique a attention faces around issues of farrago and inclusion, that it for a many partial still hasn’t figured out, tech has blazed some important trails in workman benefits. Though that competence conjure images of snooze pods and well-stocked cereal selections, in new years tech companies have changed to make their full-time workman advantages some of a many strong around. Those same protections frequency extend to agreement workers and anyone operative that pity economy hustle, yet they’re positively a plain start.

In 2015, Amazon responded to heated critique around a doing of maternity leave (among many other corporate enlightenment red flags) by compliance a policies. A few months later, Netflix introduced total parental leave, yet total leave, like total vacation, doesn’t always live adult to a name. And of course, Mark Zuckerberg publicly committed to his possess company’s parenting policies by holding dual months off from using Facebook after a birth of his daughter Max.

For a rest of a context for Facebook’s new policies, Sandberg’s full post is embedded below.

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