Facebook expands parental leave policy to include employees outside the US

Last week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he plans to take¬†two months off after the birth of his daughter, echoing the tech industry’s recent investment in paid parental leave. That two months is half of Facebook’s current policy, which allows some new parents in the US to take up to four months off. Now Facebook is expanding that policy to include all new parents in the company who work full-time, regardless of gender or location.

Beginning in 2016

The change “primarily affects new fathers and people in same-sex relationships outside the US,” according to Facebook’s head of human resources,¬†Lori Matloff Goler.

Facebook is the most recent major tech company to greatly improve or expand its parental leave policy. This past summer…

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