Microsoft follows Netflix in bolstering parental leave

August 5, 2015 8:12 PM

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A day after Netflix said it would substantially boost paid leave time for new parents, Microsoft announced that it too is enhancing its benefits.

The software company said Wednesday that it would begin offering mothers and fathers full payment for 12 weeks of leave. Under its current policy, new parents may receive only four paid weeks in that period. Benefits for birth mothers, which offer an additional eight weeks of paid leave, will remain...

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