Amazon Increases Paid Leave for New Parents
Amazon.com has boosted its maternity benefit to up to 20 weeks of paid leave for new birth mothers, joining a growing number of tech companies expanding benefits to retain hard-to-find technical talent. The company sent an internal email Monday outlining the changes, which take effect Jan. 1 and apply to babies born or adopted since Oct. 1. Under the policy, new parents of either gender who have worked at Amazon for at least a year will get six weeks of paid leave. That applies to birth parents and parents who adopt children.