Unlike progressive nations like Sweden, the United States doesn’t have federally mandated paternity leave for employers. Only 12 percent of US companies offer it.
It’s quite cool to note that 5 of the top 10 companies with generous paternal leave as identified by TakePart are tech companies:
Change.org tops the list at #1 with its 18 weeks paternity leave offering.
Coming in behind the online petitioning site at #2 is Reddit which offers 17 weeks for birth and adoptive dads.
Facebook is number 3 on the list and it extends its leave policy to contractors as well as employers. Sweet!
Number 5 on the list is Twitter which also has a support group for new and future dads. Imagine!
Finally, rounding up tech companies on the top 5 is Google, which at #7 on the list, offers 12 weeks if Dad is the primary caregiver and then throws in an additional 5 weeks for adoptive and surrogate parents.
The other ten companies on the list are: Bank of America (#3), eco-friendly retailer Patagonia (#4), international US-based law firm Arnold and Porter (#8), Swiss health firm Roche International‘s US offices (#9); and business management consultants Ernst & Young. (#10)
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