312-332-2915 Email Us
blog home Family Law Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave Doubled by Yahoo

Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave Doubled by Yahoo

By Leslie Fineberg on May 22, 2013

Yahoo is doubling maternity and paternity leave pay to help attract talented employees.  According to The Huffington Post, Yahoo has announced that the company is doing so to help smooth the transition into parenting for new-parent employees.  New fathers can take eight weeks of paid paternity leave, and new mothers now can take as many as 16 weeks of paid maternity leave.  That number of weeks doubles the previous number of weeks permitted.  In addition, NBC Bay Area reports that all new parents will receive a $500.00 bonus.

Illinois Paid Parenting LeaveTo some the announcement might look like Yahoo is attempting to make amends to its employees for the action taken by CEO Marissa Mayer banning employees from doing their work from home.  That decision made many working parent employees angry.  Instead, the move is likely Yahoo’s attempt to offer benefits more in tune with other Silicon Valley employers so as to attract more talented employees.  Mayer is a new mother herself, so perhaps the decision to double maternity and paternity leave is partly empathetic.  Since Mayer became CEO, employees have also been provided free meals and new smart phones.

Facebook provides four months leave for new parents.  Google provides new mothers with five months of paid maternity leave and new fathers with seven weeks of paid paternity leave.  Mayer avoided the anxiety mothers typically endure when they must return to the office by having a nursery built in her office.

At the Chicago family law firm of Nottage and Ward, our attorneys’ exclusive focus is on family law.  We are experienced in child custody matters and sensitive to the overall needs of each family with whom we work.  We offer sophisticated consultation and legal services to couples in varied living situations.  You may ask us a question or set up an appointment with us by calling (312) 332-2915, or you may reach us using our online contact form.

Related Articles:

We are proud sponsors of Little Black Pearl Art and Design Center.

To learn more, click here.

Proud Member of Friends of the Chicago River.

To learn more, click here.

Client Reviews

5 Leslie has been the strongest representation I could ask for

Leslie has been the strongest representation I could ask for in a very complicated, emotional matter. She has continuously looked out for my best interest and the best interest of my son. She is always prompt in getting back to me and in keeping me well informed about my case.
-

Read More Client Reviews

We have the experience.

We are knowledgeable about financial issues. We are experienced in child custody problems and sensitive to the overall needs of the client.

We have the experience to negotiate complex financial issues. The brain trust to maneuver contentious divorce litigation. And the sensitivity and skill to resolve highly charged custody issues.

Contact Us

Where We
Practice

Our practice is concentrated in Cook, DuPage, Lake, Will, Kankakee and McHenry counties.

Nottage and Ward, LLP  | 
10 N. Dearborn, 11th Floor, Chicago, IL 60602

Chicago Illinois Divorce Attorney Disclaimer: The legal information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice, nor the formation of a lawyer or attorney client relationship. Any results set forth herein are based upon the facts of that particular case and do not represent a promise or guarantee. Please contact an attorney for a consultation on your particular legal matter. This web site is not intended to solicit clients for matters outside of the state of Illinois.

Site design by Two by Four.
Build and Marketing by SLS Consulting | Blog Sitemap