“We want to support and do everything we can to help employees grow their careers and families and make it easier to balance both,” said Amy Bohutinsky, chief operating officer at Zillow. The leading property marketplace in the United States is offering full time staff additional motherhood benefits. All New moms will soon get an additional month of paid leave and $1,000 to spend on their unborn baby.
The Seattle based company extended its parental benefits to new mothers from 12 weeks of paid leave to 16 weeks while dads get to enjoy 8 weeks of paternity leave, up from zero at the moment. If you cant conceive and decide to adopt, you are entitled to 8 weeks of paid leave as well.
The company will also throw in a $1,000 amazon gift card to buy essentials. All full time workers are eligible for the increased benefits, which will start at the beginning of next year.
In Singapore, our government has a pro child policy and have extended the maternity leave to 4 months similar to Zillow in the US. If you like to find out more about your maternity or paternity entitlements, you can visit the MOM website.