Paid leave + beyond: 11 companies that have amazing benefits for working parents 👏
Holly Morissette

There's nothing more important than the bond between a newborn baby and their parents. And while an emotional bond and attachment between parents and a child happen overs years of development, the first year is the most important because a baby's brain grows most rapidly in the first 12 months of life.

In fact, According to Scientific American, paid parental leave benefits baby's brain development. Research shows infant's brains form up to a thousand new connections per second, but those connections form best when the babies are exposed to the kind of stimulation parents on paid leave can provide.

Every parent in America should have the chance to bond with their newborn child, and America deserves a national paid leave policy that supports families.

While the nation works on a single policy, there are some very special workplaces stepping up to the plate and leading the way when it comes to helping parents do what they do best: parent.

Here are 11 employers who get it.

11. Deloitte

It's all about caregiving for professional services giant Deloitte. The company now offers 16-weeks of paid leave for all caregiving, not only for new parents, but also for eldercare. The company, which has around 80,000 employees., says they want to be "more inclusive." It's great news for the company's employees and for people in other companies who might follow the lead in providing elderly care for an aging population.

[This post was originally published July 8, 2019. It has been updated.]

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