Netflix, Google, Facebook, and 13 other companies with extremely generous parental leave policies in America


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These companies want you to be with your kids.

Earlier this week, Netflix announced its new moms and dads can take off as much time as they want during the first year after their child's birth or adoption.

By announcing this policy, Netflix has joined the ranks of several major companies that have already instituted radical parental leave policies at odds with the US's lack of mandatory paid parental leave policies.

While US policymakers have been slow to acknowledge the benefits of guaranteeing paid time spent with a new child, companies like Netflix say they want their employees to be able to balance the needs of their growing families without worrying about work or finances.
"Experience shows people perform better at work when they're not worrying about home," Tawni Cranz, Netflix's chief talent officer, wrote on Netflix's blog. "This new policy, combined with our unlimited time off, allows employees to be supported during the changes in their lives and return to work more focused and dedicated."

Here are some companies that are making life for new parents that much better with generous parental leave policies: