Tag: Maternity Benefits

30% employers don’t provide insurance cover to staff’s families

Although group health insurance can cover the employees as well as their dependents, a report reveals that only 30 per cent employers extend benefits...

FIFA to allow 14 weeks of maternity leave to women

The governing body of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, popularly known as FIFA, will now allow at least 14 weeks of maternity leave...

Labour Codes 2020: Reforms to encourage women to work

The Government has taken various measures to ensure that more women participate in the labour force. These include childcare facilities, increase in paid maternity...

Delivery of twins to be considered as 2 deliveries for maternity...

Following an appeal filed by the Union Ministry against leave granted to a woman employee of the CISF, the Madras High Court recently ruled...

Kerala HC says maternity benefits are applicable to contractual employees too

A judgment passed by the Kerala High Court said that women employees working on contract should also be able to enjoy maternity benefits. The petition...

Companies tie up directly with hospitals to decrease medical costs in...

Several companies in the US, including General Electric (GE) are taking steps to reduce the alarming rise in childbirth expenses for US employees. They...

Celebrate the return of mother employee

A century-old real estate company Cushman & Wakefield (C&W) follows very simple practices to welcome returning mothers.

How Pinteresting! $20,000 employee benefit for surrogacy

From July 1, the company will provide a benefit of $20,000 to employees who opt for surrogacy and $5,000 to those who take the adoption route.

New maternity benefits even for those already on leave: Labour Ministry

Enhanced benefits will be applicable to the women who were already on maternity leave when the bill came into effect.

Parliament passes bill to enhance maternity leave to 26 weeks, EY...

The new maternity benefits apply for up to two surviving children.

PayPal extends parental and caregiving leave

The maternity and paternity leaves have been increased from 12 to 26 weeks and from 5 to 10 days, respectively.

L’Oréal India enhances its parental benefits policy

The new policy includes 26 weeks’ maternity leave, 12 weeks’ adoption leave, 2 weeks’ paternity leave along with some other facilities.

Genpact India increases maternity leave to 26 weeks

Genpact has announced an increase in fully paid maternity leave for its women employees in India.

AXA employees to get 16 weeks’ maternity leave

Starting 1 January, 2017, employees of all AXA entities in the world will be able to avail this facility.

Viacom18 offers 36 weeks’ paid maternity leave under WAVE

The women-friendly work-linked benefits programme includes an increase in the paid maternity leave to nine months.

Vedanta introduces new parental leave policy

Adoption leave of 12 weeks and paternity leave of one week are the new additions besides the 26 weeks of maternity leave.

Jabong initiates six months of maternity leave

The move comes ahead of the Maternity Benefits (Amendment) Bill expected to be tabled in the Lok Sabha later this year.

Maternity Benefits: A case of reverse feminism?

Would the amendments in the Maternity Act make professional progress smoother for females or indirectly create new roadblocks?

Maternity leave to be extended to 26 weeks

As per the proposed amendments, maternity leave for women in both the private and public sectors will be enhanced to 26 weeks from the existing 12.

Sony Pictures amends maternity policy

The modified maternity policy will not just support childbirth but also surrogacy and adoption

Women-friendly policies help Telenor double its women workforce

On an average, women comprise 3 per cent of the telecom workforce. However, at Telenor, the share of women employees has gone up to 11 per cent.

Nestlé India becomes more conducive for women employees

The FMCG player has introduced several new initiatives to promote a gender inclusive culture.

Microsoft doubles maternity leave in India

The move is aimed to boost a healthy and productive work environment as well as emotionally uplift the company’s workforce.

Maersk Group offers improved maternity benefits

The company will allow all onshore employees to work 20 per cent less at full contractual pay, for up to six months— after they return to work, post childbirth or adoption— apart from 18 weeks of maternity leave and one week of paternity leave.

Telenor joins the ‘extended maternity leave’ club

Telenor India has also adopted a six-month paid maternity leave policy, making it uniform benefits for all Telenor employees across the globe. 

How inclusive is India Inc.?

India Inc. needs to address the systemic, culturally ingrained issues affecting women’s workplace experiences and career trajectories in order to be fully inclusive.

SMEs should be cautious while using AI for L&D

As small and medium enterprises (SMEs) increasingly embrace artificial intelligence (AI) for learning and development initiatives, it becomes imperative to carefully navigate the landscape...

What’re the HR software for small businesses, SMEs and startups?

Human resources (HR) software have come to be indispensable tools for businesses of all sizes, including small businesses, SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) and...


Future of talent acquisition in the age of generative AI

If you've been feeling a bit overwhelmed by the buzz surrounding generative AI, you're not alone. Let us face it, our industry is evolving,...

Innovation in insurance recruitment: Tata AIA’s journey towards high volume, top talent acquisition

Tata AIA Life is a joint venture between Tata Sons Pvt. Ltd and AIA Group. The venture merges Tata's leadership in India with AIA's...

Nio plans more job cuts for more efficiency, cost saving

Nio Inc., a Chinese electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, is considering additional job cuts following its recent announcement of a 10 per cent workforce reduction...


Neha Alhluwalia elevated to CHRO-India & South Asia, Hitachi Energy

After spending 15 successful years at ABB, Neha Ahluwalia had moved to Hitachi Energy India where she assumed the role of head – HR,...

Mass resignations at X following Musk’s bonus

X, formerly known as Twitter, is facing internal issues with numerous employees, both senior and junior, resigning from their roles. Despite recent bonus distributions,...

Volkswagen trimming workforce in pursuit of profits

To enhance profitability, Volkswagen has announced its plans to reduce its workforce in the coming year. The decision comes as the car manufacturer aims...

Spotify to axe 17% roles; aims to achieve profitability

To increase its efficiency, the widely-used music-streaming platform, Spotify, has announced workforce reduction. The company will cut 17 per cent roles, impacting about 1500...


Data analytics and not technology will redefine HR

Q. How satisfying has been your professional journey of 39 years? A. It has been a bagful of mixed experiences. At times I have been...

EQ, IQ & empathy define the success of a CEO

Q. You spent 16 years at LIC before moving to a corporate role at ICICI Prudential. Now, 22 years on, I am still curious...

“The big change has been that we have moved from jobs to skills,” Amaresh...

Q. How would you define the culture at GE? A. Having been present in this region since 1902, GE has been around for 120 years....
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