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Yahoo now offers double the maternity leave for new mothers

Yahoo offers employees double the maternity leave, increasing it to 16 weeks leave

By: Anthony Garreffa from Apr 30, 2013 @ 22:31 CDT

Two months ago, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer banned employees' abilities to work from home, while she built a nursery in her office for her child. Well, she has pulled a 180-degree turn and not offered double the maternity leave for new parents.


Yahoo are doubling the amount of paid maternity leave new mothers can take, from 8 to 16 weeks leave. New fathers will even receive eight weeks of paid leave. Yahoo said in a statement:

Over the last several months, we've introduced new benefits like free food to make Yahoos' days easier, new smartphones to encourage innovation, and updated computers to speed productivity. Recently, we rolled out some new and improved benefits to support the happiness and well-being of Yahoos and their families.

Not only will new parents receive the increased leave entitlements, but they'll also receive "Yahoo-branded gifts" for new children (and for new pets) and will reimburse employees for up to $500 worth of "daily habits" like laundry, house-cleaning and child care.

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