This Fast Food Company Just Announced an Amazing Parental Leave Policy (February 27, 2017)

By Andrea Gonzalez-Ramirez, Refinery29

A fast food company took a great step forward today for workers’ rights, and we’re here for it.
Yum! Brands, the parent company of fast food restaurants such as KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell, announced today that they’re expanding their paid parental leave policy. And by the looks of it, the new program is pretty awesome.
Yum! is now offering mothers who give birth a total of 18 (!!!) weeks of fully paid time away from work. And they’re not the only ones reaping the benefits of the new expanded policy. Fathers, partners, and adoptive or foster parents will also be entitled to take six weeks of fully paid “baby bonding” time.