Leading on Parental Leave

Today Change.org announced that we’ll be giving our entire global staff 18 weeks paid parental leave. The new policy applies to all parents — dads, what is ed moms, biological, adoptive, etc.

Fortune and CNN both covered the announcement, and Change.org’s President Jen Dulski was interviewed on HuffPost Live.

David Hanrahan, Change.org’s Head of HR, wrote an OpEd calling on U.S. companies to provide paid parental leave:

“The state of parental leave in the U.S. sucks…Should your employees be penalized with reduced pay for taking protected parental leave? From both a practical and emotional level, I believe the answer is no. It’s time for U.S. companies to set policies that do right by their employees and reflect the evolving notion of family.”

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