Momentum Is Building On Paid Parental Leave In The U.S.

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Support for paid family leave is growing in the U.S., yesterday Adobe announced a big expansion of benefits, including up to half a year of paid time off for new mothers. Along with the 26 week maternity leave, Adobe will also offer U.S. workers up to four weeks of paid time off to care for a sick family member, 10 weeks paid time off for surgery, illness or medical emergencies, and 16 weeks of paid parental leave for fathers and employees who become parents via adoption, surrogacy or foster care.  The benefits will go into effect on November 1 and will cover about 6,000 U.S. employees.   Netflix, Microsoft, Nestlé, Vodafone, Johnson & Johnson, Goldman Sachs and Blackstone all increased their leave offerings.