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If California’s new governor can deliver on his proposal to offer 6 months of paid parental leave, it would be the most generous policy in the U...

California's Gov. Newsom is pushing for 12-16 weeks of paid parental leave per parent, which would make it the best state policy for American parents.

CIMB is giving employees who are first-time moms 6 months of paid maternity leave

Employees can also take up to six months of additional unpaid leave.
Americans' ideas of what makes a "good" job differs along political lines.

We asked 1,000 people what defines a ‘good’ job, and there was a clear political divide

According to an INSIDER survey, your definition of a good job has to do with your politics, age, and geographic location.

Read the sweet letter that Microsoft sends to the newborn children of its employees

"You represent the most important thing we’ve all been working toward—the future," reads the letter from Microsoft, to employees' newborn children.
Reynolds American, maker of tobacco brands like Newport and Camel, will offer 16 weeks of paid parental leave with an additional eight months of flexible scheduling.

Tobacco giant Reynolds American will soon start offering a paid parental leave benefit among the best in the US

In January, major tobacco company Reynolds American will begin offering 16 weeks of paid parental leave, for both mothers and fathers, with an additional subsequent eight months of flexible work time. It will be among the best policies in the United States.
Chinese women training to be qualified nannies, known in China as ayis, learn techniques with plastic babies at the Ayi University on October 20, 2016 in Beijing, China.

Chinese authorities are offering wedding subsidies and cash payments to lure ‘high quality’ women into having more babies

After scrapping the "one-child policy" in 2016, China had hoped a baby boom would hit but women still aren't having children. Chinese provinces are now offering baby bonuses, wedding subsidies, and extra maternity and miscarriage prevention leave to lure women into parenthood.

New Zealand’s prime minister gave birth in office and is now the first world leader on maternity leave

Jacinda Ardern gave birth to a daughter on Thursday. She is the second world leader to give birth in office, after Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto, but is the first to pause her duties to take maternity leave. She is planning on being away from work for six weeks.
"Wouldn't it be great if people could have more time to bond?" asked DocuSign CEO and single father Dan Springer (pictured right with his sons).

A tech CEO’s experience as a single dad convinced him to overhaul his $3 billion company’s benefits

DocuSign CEO Dan Springer discusses how his own experience as a single father helped shape his company's parental leave policy. Employees who are primary caregivers receive six months of paid leave within the first year of the child's arrival.
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Budweiser’s parent company is now giving nearly 200,000 employees four months of paid parental leave

Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest beer company, has a new parental leave policy for all salaried employees globally. The policy is a nod to two emerging trends in parental leave policies — greater inclusivity for non-traditional families and a policy that extends to global employees.

Estée Lauder is now paying employees $10,000 to adopt and giving parents 20 weeks of paid leave

Estée Lauder's program now includes 20 weeks of paid leave, $10,000 toward adoption, $20,000 per year toward fertility treatments, in-home child and elder care, and a back-to-work transition allowances.