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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  • Bekipallesen

    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. 

    • Katie Joy

      Where is this?

  • skyhut

    To summarize… the top 10 corporations in America average 18 weeks of paid maternity leave with some companies guaranteeing a full 26 weeks off… Dads included! FED GOVERNMENT workers get NO paid leave… AND they are more likely receiving “GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE” while on maternity leave. Might not government workers consider “producing” a living instead of living off of those that do “produce”? BTW, one US corporation pays for 39 weeks leave! So, there are alternatives to government workers printing more money to pay for more babies.