Want 22 Weeks of Paid Maternity Leave? Call Discovery Communications

By Kevin Lewis, WJLA ABC7

Discovery Communications is dramatically increasing the amount of paid parental leave it is granting all of its U.S. based employees.

The announcement comes as the national discussion intensifies over paid time off, which allows moms and dads to adequately care for their newborn children, while still making the monthly mortgage payment.

Starting January 1, 2017, all of Discovery’s 3,100 U.S. employees will triple their paid parental leave from four to 12 weeks. Parents receiving an adopted or foster care child are also eligible for the benefit.

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