Leave policies for new dads are becoming more generous. But you're still among the lucky few if your company offers one — along with a workplace culture that encourages you to take it.
New data from Fatherly.com found that the average amount of paid paternity leave offered by top companies has jumped from 4 weeks in 2015 to 11 weeks in 2017.
The site's annual "Best Places to Work for New Dads" report evaluated leave policies among for-profit companies with at least 1,000 employees, and weighed details such as number of paid weeks, percentage of salary covered and other family-friendly workplace policies in place. (See the best-ranked, here.)
"It's going up by a month, essentially, every year," said Simon Isaacs, co-founder and chief content office of Fatherly. "So that's really incredible."