Microsoft now requires U.S. suppliers to give employees paid parental leave
U.S. Microsoft suppliers with more than 50 employees will now be required to provide a minimum of 12 weeks of paid parental leave.
Microsoft announced this week (opens in new tab) that it will now require its U.S. suppliers to provide a minimum of 12 weeks of parental leave for their employees. The new policy builds off of a rule Microsoft implemented in 2015 (opens in new tab) requiring those same suppliers to provide employees with paid time off.
Microsoft will implement the paid parental leave policy over the next 12 months. Applying to parents who take time off for the birth or adoption of a child, the policy will require a minimum of 12 weeks of paid parental leave at up to $1,000 per week. The new rule will apply to all suppliers across the U.S. who have more than 50 employees.
Microsoft says that it will work with suppliers to "make these changes in a thoughtful way" to address any issues that may arise.
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