Nordstrom Expands Parental Leave Benefits (March 6, 2017)

By Janet I. Tu, Seattle Times

Nordstrom has joined the list of companies expanding their parental leave benefits.

As of May 1, the Seattle-based retailer will offer up to 12 weeks of fully paid leave to birth mothers, and up to six weeks of fully paid leave to other new parents.

It breaks down like this, according to the company:

• Eligible birth mothers can receive up to 12 weeks paid at 100 percent (with up to six weeks enhanced maternity disability pay and up to six weeks paid bonding leave).

• All other eligible parents (including non-birth, adoptive or foster parents) are able to receive up to six weeks bonding leave, paid at 100 percent.

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