Over the past week, Netflix, Microsoft and now Adobe have announced more generous parental leave policies. More businesses may follow suit, but it's a trend most workers aren't likely to benefit from quite yet.
Adobe announced Monday that, effective Nov. 1, it will expand its two-week paid parental leave policy to four weeks for non-primary caregivers and 16 weeks for primary caregivers. Including medical leave, new moms giving birth will be able to take 26 weeks paid, up from a current 16. All full-time U.S. employees are eligible.
The announcement comes on the heels of policy revisions from Microsoft and Netflix. Effective Nov. 1, Microsoft will provide 12 weeks of paid parental leave for all new mothers and fathers, which can be taken continuously or split it into two periods. Currently, the policy allows for four weeks paid and eight unpaid. Neftlix's new policy allows new moms and dads to take time, return and go back out as needed over baby's first year while receiving regular pay from Netflix without applying for state or disability pay.