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Whole Foods doesn’t give employees paid maternity leave, and some corporate staffers say it’s having a disturbing effect

Current and former corporate Whole Foods employees described the lack of paid leave for new mothers in particular as alarming.
In the US, 17% of workers had access to paid family leave in 2018.

10 of the best companies for new parents, including Amazon, Microsoft, and Freddie Mac

A new report ranked the best Fortune 100 companies for new parents to work for based on employee reviews and family benefits.
Finland Prime Minister Sanna Marin just approved 7 months of parental leave for both parents.

Finland just gave both parents 7 months of parental leave. Here’s why it could drastically reduce postpartum depression in the country.

A woman's physical health benefits with another partner at home after childbirth, researchers found.
Ben Waber.

Parental leave isn’t just policy at my company — it’s a huge part of our culture, and here’s how

Having a great parental leave policy on paper isn't enough. Leadership needs to create a culture of taking it.
A mini golf green on the roof of Google's Toronto office.

20 of the best job perks and benefits millennials have that their parents didn’t

Perks include paid time off for new pet owners and companies covering the costs of egg freezing for women.
Melissa Petro.

I didn’t take maternity leave as a self-employed worker, and I regret it

When Melissa Petro had her first child, she didn't stop working — and found herself overwhelmed. She's learned her lesson for her second child.

HPE just joined a small group of employers in Singapore who give new parents 26 weeks’ paid leave – and dads qualify too

New parents may be able to take more than 6 months off to care for their baby full-time - and still get paid.

I lived in Sweden for 5 years. Here are 5 things Americans get wrong about work-life balance.

From generous parental leave policies to a guaranteed five weeks of paid vacation, there's a lot the US could learn from Sweden.
The author, Ariel Kramer, is an American who lived in Sweden for five years.

I’m an American who lived in Sweden for 5 years — here are the biggest cultural differences between the 2 countries

I noticed several major differences between the US and Sweden when it comes to work culture, family dynamics, and other areas.
A baby's brain goes through significant development in its first year, and it benefits from its connections to caregivers.

These are the top 14 US companies giving new parents at least 4 months of paid time off

Years of research have shown such policies have health and career benefits for both parents. Netflix tops the list with its famous "unlimited" plan.