Facebook Expanding Parental Leave Globally To All Employees

  19 September 2014

Facebook has announced that global employees will receive four months of paid parental leave (also known as “baby bonding” leave).

“We want to be there for our people at all stages of life, and in particular we strive to be a leading place to work for families,” wrote Lori Matloff Goler, Facebook’s Human Resources head, in a Facebook post. Currently, in the U.S., under federal law, covered employers (those with 50 or more employees) must provide eligible employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for baby bonding purposes. According to Goler, the updated policy affects primarily men and people in same-sex relationships across the world, and does not alter existing maternity leave practices. Just last week, Mark Zuckerberg announced that he will take two months of parental leave when his wife Priscilla Chan gives birth to their first child. In the post he cited the paternity leave time of four months for Facebook employees in the U.S., which has now been expanded to include all of the roughly 12,000 Facebook employeesworldwide