Microsoft Offers 12 Weeks Paid Leave to Employees With Children

The move gives parents flexibility as schools are closed during the pandemic

Microsoft said it will offer 12 weeks paid leave to employees with children while schools remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Microsoft evp Kurt DelBene sent employees an email about the new initiative on April 6. The memo specifies that parents can take this leave on a “continuous, reduced or intermittent basis,” meaning they can take it all in one chunk or take a day or take a day off or more per week during the planned academic year. 

The company previously offered two weeks paid leave to affected parents in March, but since then, most schools in the United States have closed and children have either stopped schooling entirely or moved to distance learning programs.



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