Microsoft Offers Employees Four Weeks of Paid Family Caregiver Leave (June 27, 2017)

By Matt Day, the Seattle Times

Microsoft is tacking on a new paid leave benefit, offering up to four weeks of time away from work for employees who need to take care of an ailing family member.

That offer was available for U.S. employees beginning on Tuesday, the company said. Microsoft employees in 22 countries already have the new benefit, and a broader rollout in the coming months is expected to cover the rest of Microsoft’s 121,500 employees worldwide.

The benefit, which applies to employees who have an immediate family member with a serious health condition, is the latest perk the technology giant has introduced amid a fierce competition to hire and retain employees.

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