eBay Now Giving Mothers Paid Time Off

00031eBay will now give new moms a six month paid maternity leave.

The company announced Friday that new moms will be able to take 24 weeks of leave at full pay following the birth of their child — an increase from 10 weeks at 80% pay. New dads, who previously weren’t offered any paid leave, will be offered 12 weeks at full pay. eBay (EBAY) also announced a new Family Care Leave policy that allows workers to take 12 weeks off to care for a sick family member at full pay.

Paid parental leave is not mandated in the U.S., and according to the Labor Department, 12% of private sectors workers get paid family leave.

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