Mayer Makes More Moves

While mornings may never be easy for new parents, at least the ones working at Yahoo have something to smile about this morning, courtesy of CNNMoney:

Both new mothers and fathers at Yahoo can now take eight weeks of paid parental leave, and the mothers can take an additional eight weeks. What’s more, new parents will also receive $500 to buy items like groceries and baby clothes.

It’s part of a slate of new benefits “to support the happiness and well-being of Yahoos and their families,” the company confirmed via email. NBC Bay Area first reported these changes. Other new perks include gifts for new pets, and eight weeks of unpaid leave each time an employee hits a five-year milestone.

Just like CEO Marissa Mayer’s controversial decision to eliminate the telecommuting option for Yahoo’s workers a few months back, it’s unlikely the generous new policy will ripple out to organizations nationwide.

But, the article notes, it does bring the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based tech firm’s leave policies more in line with its more-progressive counterparts including Google and Facebook.

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