Tag: maternity leave

Even contract staff entitled to maternity leave: Karnataka HC

The Karnataka High Court recently ruled that even contract staff are entitled to maternity leave. The petitioner, B.S. Rajeswari, was appointed as project information...

Surrogacy, adoption leave for staff of Tata Steel Mining

Tata Steel Mining Limited (TSML) is taking a step in the right direction to ensure an inclusive, happy and engaged workforce. The Company has...

Spinny offers friendly HR policies, 12-day menstrual leave

Spinny, the full-stack online platform for sales and purchase of used cars, has gone ahead and introduced friendlier human resource (HR) policies for its...

MG Motor India’s initiative to bring women back in the game

To support women in resuming work after a career break, MG (Morris Garages) Motor India has announced ‘Drive Her Back’, a unique programme that...

Internal memo by Google employee alleges pregnancy discrimination

Google has once again been accused of discrimination and retaliation, and this time by a pregnant employee. The concerned employee sent a detailed internal...

Diageo introduces new global maternity and paternity leave policies

Diageo, the British multinational beverages company, has announced a new family leave policy, which is applicable to its employees across businesses. In order to...

WATConsult launches a campaign to bring back mothers on board

The corporate world has been known to be harsh on mothers, who are always in a dilemma whether to restart their careers or take...

Specially for Mothers@Microsoft

Microsoft’s organisational culture is founded in the growth mindset, which encourages and nurtures potential in all employees across business groups, and is deeply committed...

IBM – Creating opportunities through the ‘Tech re-entry programme’

A break in your career can make a big impact on your CV. Rejoining the workforce after a long time is very difficult for...

Pregnant employee alleges discrimination

An employee of experiential marketing agency BMF, had accused the organisation of cancelling her promotion when she informed them of her pregnancy and her...

Difficult to fill in the talent void created post maternity leave:...

Health-related apprehensions, need for a temporary succession plan and ensuring business continuity are some of the worries that companies grapple with.

More benefits for government employees

Divorced daughters will now be eligible for family pension, if a divorce case has been filed before the death of the pensioner.

Aviva Singapore allows sixteen weeks of maternity and paternity leave

The new leave policy aims to bring about diversity and inclusion in the work culture with no impediments to career progression.

NEIL helps women get ‘Back on Track’ after a break

With multiple technical and non-technical opportunities, the company is inviting applications from women professionals under the programme.NEIL helps women get ‘Back on Track’ after a break 

When are you going the family way?

With the new Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act 2016 offering 26 weeks’ leave, it is being feared that recruiters will now discreetly yet increasingly ask women candidates whether they plan to start a family. A candidate can refuse to answer the question.

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

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

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.

PwC India allows three years’ leave for childcare

The Full Circle programme applies to all regular full-time women employees, who have been employed with PwC for two or more years.

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 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.

Tata Teleservices to give six months Maternity Leave

Introduces 6+6 maternity leave policy; extends flexible working arrangement for another six months.

Sony Pictures amends maternity policy

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

Airtel wakes up to gender diversity

The telecom company has tried to address a serious issue with a change in policy, which will ensure that women employees will get the same role or an equivalent one once she returns from her 22 weeks of maternity leave.

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.

Adobe to offer more family time to newbie parents

The company has increased the maternity leave from 12 weeks to 52 weeks—the longest offered by any organization in India.  

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. 

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.

Accenture: Celebrate motherhood without compromising on career

Accenture paves the way for retention of women employees by extending maternity leave to 22 weeks.

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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Ten key skills required in an age of digital transformation

As a growing number of organisations integrate digital technologies into all aspects of their business, digital transformation has come to be regarded as the...

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Ahead of implementing ‘return to office’, many organisations are updating their employee records with the vaccination status of the staff. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

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“If CEO is the father of an organisation, CHRO is the mother,” Pankaj Lochan

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