Will the New Yahoo Maternity Leave Policy Move the Baseline?
At the end of the day, it’s true that many organizations will likely not be able to follow in the footsteps of the new Yahoo maternity leave policy, however, the move does open the dialogue to whether implementing similar or additional policies as a nation is feasible or recommended.
Taking into consideration the current regulations (or lack thereof) in this country to protect to-be parents’ time with their newest family member, the new Yahoo maternity leave policy truly puts the company ahead of the baseline minimum. This new policy provides families with precious time to bond with their little one, find their way, and enjoy their baby’s growth and progress. Nothing is more fleeting than a new baby’s initial weeks ““ the time is irreplaceable and Yahoo!’s new policy seems to recognize the importance of this time.