12 Companies With The Best Family Planning Policies

September 24, 2015  |  
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Having a new baby is one of the most wonderfully dizzying life-changing events, and while some companies leave expectant parents to fend for themselves, these businesses know how important it is to for a new parent to spend time with their baby so they can return to work focused and establish a good balance between both. Here are 12 companies with the best family planning policies.

Twitter

This company that’s barely a decade old offers new birth mothers 20 weeks of paid maternity leave. Fathers and all adoptive parents can get 10 weeks of paid leave. The company also hosts new parent roundtables where employees can discuss their leave and share stories of parenthood.

Netflix

Salaried streaming employees—those working in the streaming department and not the DVD one—receive up to a year of paid parental leave after a new child is born or adopted. This applies to both men and women.

 

 

 

 

Reddit

Reddit gets an “up vote” for this! The company offers both new moms and dads 17 weeks of paid leave. Employees can spread their time out throughout the year in spans of two weeks or more.

Johnson & Johnson

This baby product company appropriately offers a very generous policy. New parents can receive laundry and grocery pickup through their employer. Mothers get 17 weeks of paid leave and fathers get nine. Employees have the option to spread this time out over the first year, and it extends to parents of all sorts—adoptive, same sex etc.

Microsoft

Both new moms and dads can see up to 12 weeks of paid leave at this leading tech company. New mothers can see 20 weeks off after giving birth, and can take two weeks of paid disability leave before the baby arrives.

 

Adobe

Forward-thinking Adobe is offering 16 weeks of paid leave to both new mothers and fathers. This policy applies to parents who had a child through childbirth, surrogacy, adoption or foster care. If the new parent requires special medical, they can get up to 26 weeks of paid leave.

Google

At Google, birthing mothers can get up to 18 weeks of paid maternity leave and fathers can get 12 weeks. If the father is the “primary caregiver,” he can get 18 weeks leave too.

Facebook

Facebook gives all new mothers and fathers of born or adopted children 17 weeks of paid leave. But there’s more: new parents receive a $4,000 new child cash stipend. The company also subsidizes alternative child services you can imagine from surrogate parenting to egg freezing.

The Honest Company

Jessica Alba’s organic baby product company will start offering 16 weeks of paid maternity leave in 2016. Hopefully they get free products, too!

DLA Piper

The global law firm with offices in over 30 countries offers both parents 16 weeks of paid leave.

Goldman Sachs

The finance moguls at Goldman Sachs offer their new moms 16 weeks of paid maternity leave. New dads can get four weeks of paid leave if they’re the primary caregiver. Nursing mothers also have access to nursing stations throughout the offices.

Bank of America

New moms and dads of newly born or adopted children can get 12 weeks paid leave. Should they need more, new parents can take up to an additional 14 weeks of unpaid leave. The company treats adoptive parents especially well, reimbursing them up to $8,000 per adopted child. All parents can see up to $240 a month in reimbursement for childcare.

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