Netflix Just Made Another Huge Stride On Parental Leave

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Netflix is taking a huge step forward for the working parents it employs. Hourly workers were previously excluded from the company’s generous parental leave policy – but no longer.

The California-based tech company announced in August that it would give its salaried employees up to 12 months of paid parental leave to take at their own discretion. The Huffington Post reported at the time that the announcement left out the employees who work on the DVD side of the business, most of whom are hourly employees. Now the company is reversing its decision.

Beginning in 2016, hourly workers will get paid parental leave at 100 percent pay, with various lengths depending on which part of the company they work for.

Full story: Huffington Post »

Published by waworkfam

The Washington Work and Family Coalition includes representatives of seniors, women, labor, health professionals, children’s advocates, faith communities, low income workers, employers, non-profits and other organizations. We’re working together to make it easier for parents to raise healthy children and care for aging parents; for workers to care for themselves or their partners in the event of a serious illness; and for businesses to offer modern workplace standards that improve productivity and worker health.

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