The Joint Economic Committee has issued a report that finds that Fortune 100 companies overwhelmingly offer 6-8 weeks of paid family leave. Highlights include:
- Three-quarters (73.6 percent) of the Fortune 100 companies that responded offer mothers a specific paid parental leave program — such as paid family or disability leave — for the birth of a child, typically lasting six to eight weeks.
- A significant share of Fortune 100 companies (39.6 percent) provide employees with both paid (including leave policies, pregnancy-related disability leave, and the allowable use of paid sick days) and unpaid leave for the birth of a child.
“Workers need a new set of workplace policies that allow them to meet the competing demands of work and family.”