Tag: Maternity Benefits

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...

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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.

Benefit showers for Intel mothers

The company has showered new and soon-to-be-mothers at all stages with several benefits—from pre-delivery, post-delivery until return to work.

Flipkart joins the mothers’ club

Extended leaves, maternity claim benefits, crèche support and baby showers are some of the attractions for expectant and new mothers in the workforce.

Extended maternity benefits: Vodafone’s gift on Women’s Day

Vodafone becomes one of the few organisations in the world, after the United Nations, to have a uniform maternity policy, worldwide.

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