Porter-Leath recently announced a new parental leave policy that extends paid benefits to all new mothers and fathers. The policy, which took effect Jan 1. 2018, offers six weeks of paid leave to all new parents, including birth, adoptive and foster parents.
Only about 12% of American companies currently offer paid maternity or paternity leave, according to the Society for Human Resource Management. Porter-Leath’s new parental leave policy extends full pay to parents who have been employed for at least one year without requiring them to exhaust their sick and vacation leave first. “We want to allow our team members to take their parental leave without sacrificing other benefits,” said Porter-Leath’s President, Sean Lee. The policy enables employees to use their parental leave to bond with their new child, while reserving their sick and vacation leave to manage their family’s health and enjoy their company.
“Our new parental leave policy empowers both moms and dads to take a hands-on role in their family lives,” said Lee. “We are proud to lead the community in progressive policies that not only attract and retain the best talent, but also advance our values of putting families first.”
Porter-Leath’s parental leave policy adds to a proactive benefits package that encourages employee growth and development. Recognized as a Top Mid-Size Workplace by Workplace Dynamics and The Commercial Appeal, Porter-Leath offers competitive salary, career advancement opportunities, 401k and 403b retirement plans and a team-based work environment.