Find out whether companies are providing the statutory minimums or going above and beyond to provide additional time off and/or pay to their employees, and gain insight into the support programs offered to help an employee prepare for an extended leave and then transition smoothly when they return from leave.
76% of companies that provide adoption leave include coverage for same-sex couples in their policy.
Our 2018 survey found that only one-fifth (19%) of responding companies indicated they have implemented a global parental leave policy and an additional 11% are considering implementing one.
Adoption leave is a fairly common benefit with 60% of companies indicating they provide this leave to employees. Employers may provide adoption leave to the primary and/or secondary caregivers of a recently adopted child. This leave may or may not be a statutory required leave, but when it is, eligibility requirements typically define the maximum age of the adopted child. In some countries parental leave may include a provision for adoptive parents in lieu of a specific policy.
The drivers for supplementing the statutory requirements are generally based on the generosity of those requirements, along with the market demand (and employee expectations) to provide something extra. For example, in the US, companies supplement the statutory requirements by providing a portion of paid leave, but there is no mandate to do so. In Canada, employers receive some financial support from the government while on maternity leave, but many employees expect their employers to “top up” this amount for a portion of the leave.
Find out how common global parental leave policies are, which types of leave are covered in their policies, and which components of the policy are applied globally.
Information on other parent-related benefits such as fertility treatment, childcare assistance, and gift giving practices.
Identifies the markets that supplement statutory requirements, how jobs are covered during an extended leave, and whether policies differ for part-time employees.
Find out which markets supplement statutory requirements, whether companies are planning to increase the amount of leave they currently offer, and the percentage of employees who use their paid or unpaid paternity leave.
Summarizes which employees are included in parental leave programs and whether markets supplement the statutory requirements by providing additional leave or pay.
Focuses on benefits for adoptive parents, including whether those benefits are provided to same-sex couples, and leave amounts according to the child’s age at the time of adoption.
Outlines the leave benefits available to employees who may need to care for a loved one who has been diagnosed with a serious medical condition.
Details of any statutory requirements on maternity, paternity, or parental leave for 54 countries included in the study.
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