Microsoft enhances family and family caregiver leave policies

09:00 | 06/05/2017 Society

Microsoft informed employees in Vietnam that it is enhancing its family leave benefits to ensure they have the time they need to care for the people who matter most in their lives. 

microsoft enhances family and family caregiver leave policies

Specifically, Microsoft increased maternity leave for birth mothers to 20 weeks paid at 100 percent and paternity/parental leave to six weeks paid at 100 percent for all new parents. This will ensure that both mothers and fathers have time to bond with a new child, whether through birth, adoption.

Additionally, the company introduced a new time away benefit: four weeks of paid leave at 100 percent to take care of an immediate family member with a serious health condition.

Microsoft is committed to driving a culture of diversity and inclusivity across our company—providing leave benefits to both mothers and fathers is one of the ways we support that culture.

“Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our employees bring their best every day to support achieving this mission, so in turn, we aim to bring our best to them by continually assessing, refining, and enhancing the world-class benefits we offer”, emphasized by Mr. Vu Minh Tri, General Director, Microsoft Vietnam.