Paid Parental Leave: What the Top 10 Companies Offer Moms (and Dads)

Paid Parental Leave: What the Top 10 Companies Offer Moms (and Dads)Every year, Working Mother researches and reports on the 100 Best Companies to work for. Taking into account their family-friendly benefits—from flexible work schedules to on-site childcare facilities—the companies in the 2011 report had much to offer their working moms.

As we see it, one of the most important benefits for any working parent is paid parental leave. The Family and Medical Leave Act, passed in 1993, stipulates that employees are entitled to 12 weeks of leave around the time of the birth of their child. While there is no mandate saying that employers have to continue paying wages or salary during a parental leave (and there are other stipulations, as well), all of the companies in Working Mother’s report offer at least a short amount of paid time off.

Using the top ten list from the report, we decided to investigate and find out what each company’s paid parental leave policy was. Listed in alphabetical order, see what the top ten companies to work for are offering American moms. And we're curious—how does your maternity leave compare?

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    10 months of 100% paid maternal leave 
    12 months of 80% maid maternal leave  
    Father gets up to 8 weeks of the leave. Most people choose to go for 12 months.