Adobe Systems Inc., a major software company in California, is offering half a year off for its new-mom employees in the U.S.
A week after Netflix and Microsoft announced their expanded parental benefits, unlimited leaves and 20 paid weeks of maternal leave respectively, Adobe comes in with some expanded benefits of its own.
In a blog post on Adobe’s website posted on August 10 by senior vice president for people and places Donna Morris, she called the move an “investment” that is “unquestionably worth it” as she calls employees the company’s most important assets.
Adobe has raised its medical leave to 10 paid weeks for surgeries, childbirth, medical emergencies and illness. Parental leave goes up to 16 weeks of paid time off, “allowing new parents more time to spend bonding with their children.” This benefit includes adoptive parents.
The maternity leave is a combination of the medical leave and parental leave which gives mothers a total of 26 weeks of paid time.
The expanded benefits will take effect on November 1 this year.
“We join an industry movement to better support our employees while striving towards increased workforce diversity,” said Morris.
“Now we will better support all of them, across a spectrum of age, gender and experience, with a diverse mix of family needs and situations,” she added.
Sources: Aug. 10, 2015. "Helping Our Employees Care for Their Families". adobe.com