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Microsoft’s enhanced caregiver leave
HRK News Bureau | Mumbai | Monday, 24 April 2017

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The paternal leave benefits, increased with effect from April 21, includes paternity, adoption and surrogacy.

Microsoft India recently announced that it has enhanced all types of paternal leave benefits and introduced a family caregiver leave that entails four weeks of paid leave to take care of an immediate family member.

The paternal leave benefits, increased with effect from April 21, include paternity, adoption and surrogacy. The family caregiver leave benefit comprises four weeks of paid leave to take care of an immediate family member with a serious health condition. The definition of family in this case is the spouse or the domestic partner, parents, in-laws, siblings, grandparents and children.

With effect from February 2016, maternity leave at Microsoft India has been 26 weeks. Paternity leave at the company has been increased to six weeks from two weeks, while adoption leave for mothers has been enhanced to 26 weeks. For fathers, it has been increased to six weeks. 26 weeks of surrogacy leave for mothers has been introduced.

Microsoft has been actively reviewing its family leave policies across the globe to ensure that an appropriate level of paid leave is offered to support Microsoft employees and their families in all countries.

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