Following Netflix, Adobe Bumps Up Parental Leave Benefits

via Wall Street Journal

Less than a week after Netflix and Microsoft announced generous new maternity and paternity leave policies, another tech firm has a special delivery for new parents. This time, it’s Adobe Systems Inc., the San Jose, Calif., maker of software like Photoshop, which said Monday that it will expand paid time off for new birth mothers to 26 weeks.

The change, which goes into effect on Nov. 1, adds 17 weeks of paid time off for new mothers. Fathers who aren’t primary caregivers will get four weeks of leave at full pay, up from two currently.

“We join an industry movement to better support our employees while striving toward increased workforce diversity,” Donna Morris,a human resources executive at the company, wrote on the company’s blog Monday.

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