Deloitte Just Gave Its Workers 16 Weeks Paid Leave For Caregiving
September 13, 2016
"Professional services giant Deloitte LLP just rocked the benefits world with word that its employee package will now include paid leave for all caregiving, including eldercare. Fortune magazine called the move “the latest in the paid leave arms race” ― a battle to attract and retain the best and brightest by offering a package that reflects workers’ needs more accurately.
As of this month, Deloitte will offer up to 16 weeks of fully paid leave including maternity and paternity leave, eldercare and aid for other sick family members or partners.
...By all accounts, this is a bold new step in the broader caregiving space inasmuch as it recognizes the changing family dynamics and the emerging needs of workers as they move through different life stages. Under the Deloitte plan, men and women will be eligible for up to 16 weeks of fully paid family leave to support a range of life events that impact them and their families."